City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Comedy


Edinburgh Fringe 2019

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The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2019 will see 3,841 shows in 323 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are hundreds of free shows and pay-what-you-want shows at the Fringe as well.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 Looks For New Stories

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The 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival launched the “most international programme in its history” today, with authors from over 60 countries coming

Monkey Barrel Comedy Announces 2019 Fringe Programme

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Monkey Barrel Comedy has announced their 2019 Fringe Festival programme, with over 50 acts performing across five spaces in their newly-expanded venue.

Science Festival's Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Future

Hosted at Edinburgh Centre For Carbon Innovation's low carbon hub hosts, the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas series here offers "Provocations for a Sustainable Future" - inviting some of the UK’s brightest

Tom Lucy - Reluctant Millennial @ Edinburgh's The Stand

After successful shows at the Edinburgh Fringe over the last two years – Tom has now announced a string of dates that will include his best material to date alongside new gems.

Bugle Boys Christmas Crackers

BUGLE BOYS wowed crowds at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Ed: read Irene Brown's review

Bilal Zafar: Lovebots, Just the Tonic at the Mash House, Review

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My mother had one piece of advice for me when dealing with bullies, “Kill ‘em with kindness.” Bilal and my mother clearly have some things in common, because that is exactly what the comedian has done

Spontaneous Potter, Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Review

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A brand new Harry Potter story created right in front of you?!

One Woman Sex and the City, Underbelly Bristo Square, Review

Kerry Ipema  (photo credit Idil Sukan)

“Daring in its conception of character, ‘Sex and the City’ was a brilliant and, in certain ways, radical show” The New Yorker

Love Songs, Delhi Belly @ Underbelly Cowgate, Review

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Love Songs is the true story of a hopeless romantic encountering the millennial dating world and understanding her own British Chinese identity in the midst of all the highs and lows.