What is the Belhaven Saltire Scottish Comedy Festival?

We’re proud to announce that in 2017 The Scottish Comedy Festival returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a 6th consecutive year, where once again the stunningly supportive Beehive Inn is our dedicated showcase venue, with Belhaven Saltire Lager our official sponsor, you can't get much more Scottish than that.

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.

Of course if that’s all too much and you just can’t make up your mind, you can always let us do the choosing for you with our flagship ‘Scotland’s Pick of the Fringe’ show 9pm Thurs-Sun.

After half a decade the Scottish Comedy Festival’s aims remain the same; to bring a smorgasbord of comedy from North of Hadrian’s Wall to the biggest arts festival in the world, highlighting the talent that performs here all year round, because when the Fringe stops, we don’t.

Now let's all go have a laugh!

Rick Molland
Director