Edinburgh Festival Fringe

We hope to be back in Scotland for August 2021... but it still remains to be seen how many venues will be able to open.

Jack Docherty on going into straight acting at Fringe

Playing Scot Squad's Cameron Miekelson, the hapless blowhard in charge of Scotland's national police force, Jack Docherty has become an alternative national hero. However, in an another arresting development, the actor who has been making us laugh for more than four decades believes it may be time to get a little more serious.

Murray Scougall, The Sunday Post, 1st August 2021

Edinburgh Fringe flop is no laughing matter

The Edinburgh Fringe is usually months in the making, but organisers this year have had to throw the August festival together in a matter of weeks.

Tom Rees, The Telegraph, 1st August 2021

Mark Watson on this year's Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe is a hothouse of privilege that needs to change - but the show must go on.

Mark Watson, i Newspaper, 30th July 2021

More Edinburgh shows announced for Gilded Balloon

A further great selection of shows at the Gilded Balloon this August have gone on sale.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 29th July 2021

More shows announced for Pleasance

Seann Walsh and Rachel Fairburn are among the comedy names just added.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 29th July 2021

Monkey Barrel reveals more Edinburgh shows

Monkey Barrel Comedy has released their third batch of Fringe shows this week.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th July 2021

Assembly announces Edinburgh shows

Edinburgh's longest running multi-venue producer returns with a live programme of events for the 2021 Festival Fringe.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd July 2021

Underbelly announces first Fringe shows

Underbelly has announced its return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with live ticketed shows, free open air entertainment, local street food and drinks, all in the welcoming, safe settings of George Square Gardens and Bristo Square.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st July 2021

Mark Nelson to present BBC's Fringe coverage

Mark Nelson is to host the BBC's 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival coverage with the three-part series Edinburgh Unlocked, on BBC Scotland on 19, 26 & 30th August.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st July 2021

More Edinburgh Fringe shows for Monkey Barrel

The tickets go on general sale at 12pm, Wednesday 21st July.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st July 2021


Previous years

Want to know how a comedian did in a previous year? Below you can find thousands of listings, reviews and features from the years that British Comedy Guide has been in Scotland.