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Alfie Brown: Sensitive Man

21:00 2nd - 28th August
Monkey Barrel Comedy - MB3


Does emotion help us make moral judgments? In this brand-new show, Alfie will address this question. It will address this questions using jokes. There is a joke about Formula1 that isn’t actually about Formula1. There is a joke about shopping in a supermarket that is not really about shopping in a supermarket. There is a joke about parking tickets, and so on. These jokes will weave together to create something greater than the sum of their parts, answering a question about emotion and its complicated relationship to morality. You can disagree, but you must laugh.

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Erika Ehler: Femcel

21:40 1st - 28th Aug 
Monkey Barrel Comedy - Carnivore 1

noun:  A female incel.
A woman who can't get a relationship.

Fresh from appearances on Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC2) and Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave). Expect an hour of boldly offensive and immaculately crafted jokes one after.

"If you think Frankie Boyle is too soft then Erika could be the comic for you" - Chortle


Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

22:20 25th - 27th Aug 

Assembly Hall - Main Hall

Fern Brady is returning the the Fringe. She'll be tackling big issues such as death, shagging, marriage and ageing. In her typically honest and authentic way Fern is never scared to speak her mind. This show is the culmination of nearly two years of rumination. The fearless Scot's had a stratospheric rise. Her special Power and Chaos was broadcast on BBC One. She's had her own TV show on the UK's Dave channel and has appeared on numerous others: Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Roast Battle and The Russell Howard Hour.

Jamali Maddix: King Crud

11:20 pm 25th - 27th Aug 
Pleasance Grand 


As seen on Taskmaster (Channel 4), Frankie Boyle's New World Order (BBC Two), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Sky) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali Maddix is back. With a brand new show, Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues. A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.

★★★★ (Sunday Times). ★★★★(Independent). ★★★★(


Jordan Brookes: This Is Just What Happens

21:55 3rd - 28th Aug (not Mondays)
Monkey Barrel Comedy - MB3


What do you do when the end of the world finally comes, and you realise it’s going to happen slowly and boringly? No sudden meteor strike. No thrilling zombie apocalypse. Just a gradual ebbing away of life as you knew it. Do you fight to fix things before it gets worse, dedicating your life to making the world around you better? Nah. You close your curtains, hunker down and fixate over something shitty someone said to you in 2019. 

A new show from the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner.

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Lara Ricote: GRL/LATNX/DEF

15:20 3rd -28th Aug (not 17th)
Monkey Barrel Comedy - Hive 2 


Lara's a small Latin American girl (woman?) who won the Funny Women 2021 (right. Woman.) Stage Award and is now doing her first hour about what it's like to be Latin and deaf and a girl who's now a woman AT THE SAME TIME. You know, minority jokes for majority crowds. If you read this and you don't come, what's that say about you? huh? You hate disabled people? MAYBE COME AND PROVE YOU DON'T. Love you.
As seen on E4, Comedy Central & Dave.
★★★★ "One word for Lara Ricote: Wow! ... An electric presence" (Chortle)


Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!

21:35 3rd - 28th Aug (not 17th)
Pleasance - Baby Grand 


At long last, self-diagnosed important young mind Leo Reich is ready to share some of his notoriously perfect opinions with the community at large. Faced with the swirling uncertainty of our collective future, Leo will ask the big questions such as 'Am I hot?', 'Is this helping?' and 'No offence guys but literally what is going on?'. Join this insufferable hunk as he pushes the very boundaries of what is considered "funny and good comedy". Tour support for Simon Amstell; as seen on E4, Comedy Central, ITV1 and Dave.

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Mat Ewins: Danger Money

22:30 4th - 28th Aug (not 15th)
Just The Tonic at the Caves - Just The Big Room


The master of straight-shooting, straight-talking, gimmick-free stand-up is back! 'Possibly the most important comic of his generation' ★★★★ (Mat Ewins). Not to be missed, different show every night – extra shows cancelled due to precedented demand!

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Micky Overman: Small Deaths

18:10 1st - 28th Aug (not 15th)
Monkey Barrel Comedy - Hive 2 


One of Britain’s most exciting female voices brings you a blisteringly funny new show that’s got it all: Patrick Swayze! Other stuff… It answers burning questions like: “how did one find a wife in ancient Babylon?” and reveals how a minor medical issue could result in heartbreak and an encounter with a witch. Micky Overman (★★★★ - The Voice) was previously nominated for Chortle Best Newcomer, has done tour support for Jamali Maddix and received millions of views for her social media sketches. "A pin-sharp torrent of precision gags and delightfully silly one-liners" (Observer).

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Olga Koch: Just Friends

19:35 3rd - 28th Aug (not 15th)
Monkey Barrel Comedy - MB1 


Star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash, Frankie Boyle's New World Order and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee, Olga Koch brings you the roller coaster romcom you aren't tall enough to ride. Strap in.

"Uproarious, gleefully obscene comedy"  The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ “One of the most charismatic comedians on the circuit”  The Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A natural storyteller, she will keep you completely hooked”  Broadway Baby

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Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

16:15 4th - 28th Aug (not Wednesdays)
Monkey Barrel Comedy - MB3 


Edinburgh comedy award winner Sofie Hagen presents; Fat Jokes. A show bursting with big jokes and fat punchlines. Sofie Hagen returns to her craft of devastatingly brilliant joke writing and storytelling and has created this collection of fat jokes and unforgettable moments that you can laugh at without feeling like sh*t. Come as you are and enjoy an actual fat person at the top of their game.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★– The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – The Herald
★ ★ ★ ★ ★  – Broadway Baby
★ ★ ★ ★ ★– Three Weeks

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The LOL Word

23:55 4th - 27th Aug (not Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed)
Monkey Barrel Comedy - MB1


Love queer comedy? Bored of cis-male comedians? Don’t worry, the queer women, trans and non-binary stand-up sensation is back with another epically gay show featuring incredible LGBTQ* line-ups, absolutely no cis-male comics and plenty of punching the patriarchy!

“Hilarious, slick and smart … The LOL Word is transforming comedy” (The Guardian)

“this show is fierce, fiery and ever so funny” ★★★★ (Broadway Baby)

“had us crying with laughter … if you’re a fan of affordable, inclusive, abundantly queer

comedy I would urge you to go see this show.” ★★★★ (The Peg)

"Smart, insightful, hilarious and completely relatable” (Diva)

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