2nd - 26th AUGUST 2019

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Nightcap

3 York Place
Edinburgh EH1 3EB

13:00 Nightcap
Richard Hanrahan
Audience With Jimmy Whobblers

Showbiz stalwart and ”Wheezing Dragon Best Newcomer” (1980, 1982), Jimmy Whobblers returns for one last debut show. 'First-rate character comedy' | 'Nuggets of comedy gold' ★★★★ (Skinny). 'Properly hilarious… Don’t miss it' ★★★★★ (Fountain).

14:15 Nightcap
Martin Bearne
Broken Funnies

Martin Bearne is a struggling stand-up comedian ('killer one liners' (Scotsman)), but can he make his therapist laugh? Will she even find him funny? Or will she find something else...

15:30 Nightcap
Richard Brown
Horror Show

Horror in all its forms from the brilliant, brutal mind of one of Scotland’s most talented comics, highlighting the connections between terror and laughter and confronting our reactions to an ever-changing, more horrifying world.

16:45 Nightcap
Brian Gallagher
A**Hole New World

At 17, Brian ran away to New Zealand. Bikers, Nazis, Iraqi refugees, The UVF, Mossad, cults & a porn star named Desire all feature in a chaos filled year of discovery! "The Big Stage Beckons" City Limits.

18:00 Nightcap
Celya AB & Nick Martinello
The Next, Next Big Thing

Have you ever been into something before it was cool? An indie band or the latest fashion trend? "The Next, Next Big Thing" is your chance to get in on the ground floor with two of the brightest rising stars in comedy, Celya AB and Nick Martinello.

19:15 Nightcap
Martin Bearne & Joe McTernan
Milk and Two

Join two of Scotland's fastest rising comics for a fun hour of stand-up comedy. 'Punchlines hit home' (EdFestMag.com). With a special guest everyday.


20:30 Nightcap
Megan Shandley
Megazoid

Megan Shandley (Funny Women Grand finalist 2018, as seen on BBC Scotland's Comedy Underground) brings tales of nostalgia and things forthcoming to this year's Fringe. 'Among Scotland's youngest rising comics' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

21:45 Nightcap
Gus Lymburn
Anything F**king Goes

Gus Lymburn invites you to join him for an anarchic hour of nonsense. It's live. It's raw. It's really f*cking funny. 'His witty alternative-meets-python material brought unbridled tears of joy' (Scotsman).

23:00 Nightcap
Grant Gallacher
Making Europe Grant's Again

Hilarious Scottish comedian Grant Gallacher returns to Scotland with his third solo show, Making Europe Grant's Again, diving into his foreign escapades with sidesplitting results. 'One of Scotland's best up and coming comedians' (Skinny).

00:15 Nightcap
Serski, Burns & Burns
Scot Roast Afterburn

A reinvention of the roast show format. Late-night, high-octane fusion of stand-up performances mixed with all the brutality you've come to know and love from the Scot Roast team.

Beehive Inn

18-20 Grassmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2JU

11:30 Beehive Two
Edinburgh Revue
Edinburgh Revue Stand Up Show

The Edinburgh Revue returns for its 10th Fringe, bringing you 50 minutes of 'brave, intelligent, and inventive' (BroadwayBaby.com) stand-up, showcasing the best of the local scene and 'the comic talent of the future' ★★★★ (Skinny).

12:30 Beehive One
Richard Pulsford
Roll Up for the Smirking Break

Stand-up from the ‘master of wordplay’, Leicester Comedy Festival’s ‘UK Pun Championships’ runner-up 2016. “A congenial showman… the audience loved him… you will not be disappointed” (Prague Fringe) “Richard's joke rate is phenomenal” (Buxton Fringe)

12:45 Beehive Two
Ruth Cockburn
Look Up

The songs and stories you'd miss if you didn't look up and listen. With songs, stories and some jokes I hope to remind you that the world is not a bad place to be after all. 'Hard not to be won over by this host's charm' ★★★★ (One4Review)

13:30 Beehive One
Raul Kohli
All My Heroes are Dead

Rahul Kohli grew up with many heroes. Every single one is either a sexist, paedophile or Nazi now. But has humanity always been such a bag of shit? Or are societies standards changing at an untenable rate? 'superb political comedy' (The Scotsman)

14:00 Beehive Two
Daniel Downie
Hour of Scotland

Scottish comedian Daniel Downie – 'one to watch' (MumbleComedy.net) – takes an irreverent look at Scotland’s history, people, culture, language and the f*cking weather – plus plenty of jobby jokes.

14:45 Beehive One
Raymond Mearns & Gary Little
Still Got It

Raymond Mearns and Gary Little have Still Got It! A blistering hour of stand-up, with great stories, awesome observations and improvisation from two of the very best headline comedians in Scotland.

15:15 Beehive Two
Trevor Lewis Presents
A Stand-Up for the Mystery Hour

Trevor Lewis here, I've been a Tech at Edinburgh Fringe for 10 years after moving over from Australia. I've hand picked my favourite acts from the UK and International Circuits and even some from TV to do their shows. Who? It's a mystery...

16:00 Beehive One
FreeStyle Comedy
Improvised Stand-Up

It's stand-up, but not as you know it; no rules, no script, just pure comedy. This international double-act deliver a unique hour of improvised stand-up every show. 'Sixty mins of never to be repeated punchlines' (STV).

16:00 Beehive One
It Just So Happened
An Alternative History Show

4 panellists perform short sets based on historical events which happened on the same date as the show, then together speculate on alternative endings to events which happened in Edinburgh’s history. Recorded for podcast. Hosted by Richard Pulsford.

16:30 Beehive Two
Jay Lafferty & Keir McAllister
Club Sets

In a festival that pours scorn on comedy without a poignant ending, one show dares to celebrate the purity of the undiluted, unadulterated and altogether far funnier club set. Big laughs with Jay Lafferty and Keir McAllister.

17:15 Beehive One
Gus Lymburn
17:15 Beehive One

Now with venues in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town and bustling New Town, the Scottish Comedy Festival is looking forward to a record breaking number of shows this Fringe.

17:45 Beehive Two
Molland (UK) & O'Sullivan (NZ)
The Great British Bake-Offenders

Rick Molland (UK) and Sully O'Sullivan (NZ) compete to create the most offensive cake the world’s ever seen. 'An epic comedy battle' (TheCultureTrip.com). 'Taboo-busting humour' (List). This show contains cakes some viewers may find offensive.

18:30 Beehive One
Gary Little
Kidding Myself On

One of Scotlands top comic returns with more brilliant stories and jokes showing why he's one of the best around. Take a chance. 'A master storyteller' (Herald). 'Born raconteur' (Scotsman). 'A f*cking riot, hilarious' (Bill Burr).

19:00 Beehive Two
Raymond Mearns
Confessions of a control freak

An Argumentative, Raging, Judgemental, Grammar Nazi! Essential character defects for a successful comedy career! You may have seen him in “Limmy’s show” or BBC Scotland’s “Breaking the News” Raymond is one of Scotland’s top live stand-up comedians.

19:35 Beehive One
The Original
Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Performed in and out of Edinburgh’s famous - and infamous - taverns and ‘howfs’, the tour takes the form of an impassioned debate between two fictional characters.



19:55 Beehive One
Stuart Mitchell
Is it just me?

Join the longest running panellist on BBC Scotland's 'Breaking the News' as he runs through new material for his next tour.

20:15 Beehive Two
Eddy Brimson
Life Coaching for Arseholes

Hi, I'm Eddy Brimson, I coach life. And I do that by cutting out the bullshit. Let me help you discover your unique individuality, so that you can become exactly the same as me. Oh f*cking yeah!

21:00 Beehive One
Scottish Comedy Festival Presents
Scotland's Pick of the Fringe

Scottish Comedy Festival’s official Pick of the Fringe showcase returns for an eighth hilarious year with another phenomenal hand-picked selection of our favourite acts from across the Fringe. Perth Fringe Comedy Award-nominated. ★★★★(BroadwayBaby.com).

21:30 Beehive Two
Bruce Fummey
Comedy Show Wasn't Your Fault?

Hilarious stories old and new as Bruce looks into the abyss of middle age with the maturity of a teenager. There will be swearing as well as laughter!
'put simply, he is a very, very funny man' (The Skinny)

22:15 Beehive One
Serski, Burns & Burns
Scot Roast!

Have your feelings hurt by some of the best comedians behaving at their despicable worst as the premier roast show of the Fringe returns for 2019. Don’t miss this fast paced revolutionary and fully interactive roast show experience.

22:45 Beehive Two
Joe McTernan
What's Up with My Head?

If you love sitting on a chair and watching stand-up comedy, then this is the show for you! As seen on BBC's Short Stuff. 'Sure to delight with his amusing frustration' (EdFestMag.com).

23:30 Beehive One
Gavin Webster's
Comedy Results

Join stand up Gavin Webster and special comedian guests as they review the day's performances and gather together the stories of the day at The Fringe. The audience will be asked how their day has gone and there'll be plenty of surprises.

23:55 Beehive Two
Andrew Sim’s
Midnight Showcase

Bringing you some of the best and brightest acts of the festival for a fantastic midnight showcase hosted by Andrew Sim. ‘Killer punchlines with a likeable persona’ (TheWeeReview.com).

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