Venue: Just the Tonic at The Caves
Event Website: www.jenbrister.co.uk
Showing: 3-26 August at19:35 (duration 1 hour)
Jen's cup is half-empty and she's struggling to fill it. Heading inexorably towards middle age Brister is looking to change her ways. Join her now as she contemplates growing up with three brothers, her inability to take responsibility and her hope that one day she'll learn to love camping more than she did back then. 'This is as near perfect stand-up as I have seen' ***** (Scotsgay). 'A splendid hour of laughing till your face hurts' **** (List). 'Thoughtful and very funny ... Hilarious' **** (TheArtsDesk.com). 'A confident and charismatic performer' **** (Edinburgh Evening News). Book now
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Showing: 3-26 August at 18:00 (duration 1 hour)
Tales of social ineptitude, overbearing parents and desperately trying to fit in. 'Completely won over, thoroughly enjoyable' (British Comedy Guide). 'Owns the stage so convincingly she could take out a mortgage on it' (Chortle.co.uk). Book now
Venue: Underbelly, Bristo Square
Event Website: www.underbelly.co.uk/produc...
Showing: 3-27 August at 18:00 (duration 1 hour)
Susan (News Quiz/HIGNFY) knows her own mind and wants to share it with you. Shooting from the hip in her most personal and political show yet. Susan has appeared on radio shows like The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and The Now Show. You may also have seen her on TV shows like Have I Got News For You, Show and Tell, Comedy Rocks and Fresh Meat. She won a Scottish Bafta for Channel 4 Comedy Lab, Blowout. You can totally trust her. Don’t come if you think women aren’t funny. Book now
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Event Website: www.offthekerb.co.uk
Showing: 3-26 August at 20:30 (duration 1 hour)
When she was little, Shappi dreamed impossibly romantic dreams. She still does. But a love affair with a rock star left her thinking what on earth she was doing, thinking and in heaven's name wearing? 'Makes live comedy thrilling' (Evening Standard). Book now
Venue: The Bongo Club
Event Website: www.rosiewilby.com
Showing: 10-14 August and 14.30 (duration 1 hour)
From playing Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s to miming on children’s television, musician turned comedian Rosie Wilby looks back at the emotional rollercoaster of chasing stardom at the heady height of Britpop in a reworked version of her acclaimed 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show directed by Anthony Shrubsall (Zena Edwards, Richard Tyrone Jones). Mixing stand-up, storytelling and songs, Rosie delves into a personal treasure trove of old photos, fan letters, reviews and her published diaries to investigate the nature of nostalgia. 'Fabulous songs and entertaining anecdotes' ***** (Edinburgh247.com). Book now
Venue: The Stand Comedy Club III & IV
Event Website: www.thestand.co.uk
Showing: 3-26 August at 23:40 (duration 1 hour)
'Electrifying’ (Guardian). A look into the little known world of the gay man’s sauna - a tradition going back centuries – and for the straights a glimpse of what goes on there. Filth guaranteed. ‘He's 6' 5", burly, hardboiled Glaswegian comedy - his confessional honesty marks him out from 99.9% of other fringe comedians’ (Guardian). ‘Tough, funny, original, with the potential to make a nationwide impact’ (Attitude ). ‘Imagine the gay son of Amy Winehouse and Billy Connolly. He is the antidote to Craig Hill’s light campery’ (Scotsgay ). ‘Hilariously graphic’ (Chortle.co.uk). Book now
Venue: theSpace on North Bridge
Event Website: www.dirtybloodplay.co.uk
Showing: 3-18 August at 18:35 (duration 50 minutes)
‘So Joe - if I bashed your head in, Mum could have your heart. She could take your kidneys, liver, pancreas, even your bones. But alive today she can't have your blood.’ The lifetime ban on gay men donating blood changed to 12 months in October 2011, but what does it mean for gay men who want to save a life? Inspired by a true story, this exciting new play explores the effect the ban has on one family who are struggling to deal with leukaemia. Dirty Blood is the first play from new Scottish playwright, Calum Fleming.
In an evening celebrating the best in female comedy, Shappi Khorsandi and Zoe Lyons are among the fabulously funny all-female line up who are supporting Stonewall for this very special one off.
In what is sure to be an evening to tickle you pink, our MC for the night Jen Brister, together with Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez, Leisa Rea, Suzi Ruffell and Maureen Younger will be joining forces for your comedy pleasure.
All money raised from the night will go towards the Education for All programme which tackles homophobic bullying and helps schools celebrate different families. Read more
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