Venue 14: Gilded Balloon Teviot

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An exciting, vibrant, neo-gothic mini-castle housing nine performance spaces and seven bars including the exclusive roof top bar, The Loft, is a must for Fringe-goers. A massive mini-Fringe under one roof, this iconic venue has spawned the best of the best on the Fringe! All spaces, the café and all seven bars are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the Balcony and Billiard Rooms. Tickets available 24-hours online.

Shows at this venue in 2010

Kate Fox News. Kate Fox.

Kate Fox News

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 9
  • 12:15pm (1 hour)
  • 5-15, 17-30 Aug 2010

Comic poet, stand-up and sometime journalist Kate Fox, anchors her dramatic life story to the big news events. While The...   Full listing

The Rap Guide To Evolution.

The Rap Guide To Evolution

  • Musical
  • 8 - 11
  • 12:30pm (1 hour)
  • 20-22, 24-30 Aug 2010

See the 2009 Fringe First-winning original 'Rap Guide'. See Baba Brinkman do for Darwin what he did for Chaucer. Educational...   Full listing

The Oxford Imps. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Oxford Imps

  • Improv
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 1:15pm (50 mins)
  • 4-24, 26-30 Aug 2010

Returning with their stellar improvised comedy extravaganza after sell-out shows in 2008 and 2009, The Oxford Imps will teach you...   Full listing

Pension Plan. Copyright: Kudos Productions.

Pension Plan

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 2pm (1 hour)
  • 4-16, 18-29 Aug 2010

Leisa Rea (Adams & Rea, '4 Stands Up', BBC Radio 4) flaunts her gallery of failures, from cycling proficiency to...   Full listing

Checkley Bush.

Checkley Bush

  • 5 - 9.50
  • 2:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

Welcome to Checkley Bush, a place where things aren't always what they seem. Come and meet the Lanarkshire Lezzas, a...   Full listing

The Rap Guide To Human Nature. Copyright: Thames Television.

The Rap Guide To Human Nature

  • Musical
  • 6.50 - 10.50
  • 3:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-30 Aug 2010

2009 Fringe First winner for 'his brilliantly conceived effervescent performance, ' (Scotsman, 'Rap Guide to Evolution'); Baba Brinkman returns with...   Full listing

I Kid You Not. Andy Linden. Copyright: BBC.

I Kid You Not

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 9
  • 4:30pm (50 mins)
  • 4-15, 17-22, 24-30 Aug 2010

Hilarious anecdotes from actor Andy Linden's colourful life. Van Morrison's fan from hell, up close with Roman Polanski, queasiness in...   Full listing

The Unexpected Items. Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

The Unexpected Items

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 10
  • 4:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2010

A brand new hour of sketches, songs and satire from the creators of YouTube smash hit, 'Gap Yah'. 'Saariously funny'...   Full listing

Pluck: Musical Arson Reignited!.

Pluck: Musical Arson Reignited!

  • Musical
  • 8 - 11
  • 5pm (1 hour)
  • 19-28 Aug 2010

The world's funniest string trio return to Edinburgh. Award-winning Fringe favourites Pluck wreak havoc between the harmonies in a raucous...   Full listing

Princess Cabaret.

Princess Cabaret

  • Variety
  • 6 - 8.50
  • 5:30pm (55 mins)
  • 4-17, 19-30 Aug 2010

The 2009 Fringe hit returns. Seven Aussie women bring you a satire dealing with those meek and male dependent icons,...   Full listing

The Brothers Streep. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

The Brothers Streep

  • Musical
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 6:15pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-29 Aug 2010

Do you enjoy songs about evil pirate captains, the global economy crisis, movie spoilers and scrunchy-faced celebrities? Join Dylan and...   Full listing

Barry Cryer. Barry Cryer. Copyright: BBC.

Barry Cryer

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 6:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-19 Aug 2010

In spite of a recent petition, Barry returns with a show of sit-down comedy. Born outside the village of Wedlock,...   Full listing

The Bruce Collective. Copyright: Associated Television / London Weekend Television.

The Bruce Collective

  • Improv
  • 9 - 10
  • 6:30pm (1 hour)
  • 20-30 Aug 2010

'The Bruce Collective' drag improv comedy kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Join them as they improvise a film...   Full listing

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Chat Masala. Copyright: Granada Television.

Hardeep Singh Kohli: Chat Masala

  • Chat show / musical
  • 6 - 12
  • 6:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-24, 26-30 Aug 2010

After last year's sell-out fringe debut in 'The Nearly Naked Chef', Hardeep returns with a chat show featuring top festival...   Full listing

Monster Of The Deep 3D. Claudia O'Doherty. Copyright: Granada Productions.

Monster Of The Deep 3D

  • Sketch show
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 6:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-30 Aug 2010

The last surviving member of a colony that lived in a deep sea habitat called Aquaplex is giving a cultural...   Full listing

Phil Kay: In Tweed. Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

Phil Kay: In Tweed

  • Storytelling / musical
  • 6 - 11
  • 7pm (50 mins)
  • 6-15, 17-22, 24-29 Aug 2010

Phil Kay weaves colourful strands of natural material together that are twisted to provide strength and a rough warmth. In...   Full listing

Joe Rowntree: Peaceful Worrier. Joe Rowntree.

Joe Rowntree: Peaceful Worrier

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 7:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-29 Aug 2010

Star of Sky One's multi-award-winning hit TV series Brainiac: Science Abuse and host of sell-out UK tour, Brainiac Live; performs...   Full listing

The Funny Farm.

The Funny Farm

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 14
  • 8pm (1 hour)
  • 11 Aug 2010

In 1988 The Funny Farm was born, a collective of Scottish based stand-ups - come see the best of these:...   Full listing

Jarred Christmas Stands Up. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Jarred Christmas Stands Up

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 10.50
  • 8pm (1 hour)
  • 4-11, 15-30 Aug 2010

One of New Zealand's funniest exports is back for Edinburgh 2010. Following sell-out shows in Edinburgh and London, a starring...   Full listing

Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man. Copyright: BBC.

Tommy Tiernan: Crooked Man

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 15
  • 8pm (1 hour)
  • 20-25, 27-30 Aug 2010

Fresh from his sell-out solo tour of Australia and New Zealand and his third appearance on 'The Late Show With...   Full listing

Patrick Monahan - I Walked, I Danced, Iran. Copyright: BBC.

Patrick Monahan - I Walked, I Danced, Iran

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 12.50
  • 9pm (1 hour)
  • 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-30 Aug 2010

New stand-up show from the international award-winning Irish/Iranian/Teesside stand-up comedian, fresh from a sell-out national tour and regular appearances on...   Full listing

Sam Simmons - Fail. Copyright: BBC.

Sam Simmons - Fail

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 11
  • 9:15pm (1 hour)
  • 5-29 Aug 2010

Winner Piece of Wood (peer's choice) Award and winner Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010. Winner Festival Directors' Award,...   Full listing

Caroline Rhea. Caroline Rhea. Copyright: Associated Television.

Caroline Rhea

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 15
  • 9:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-25 Aug 2010

Caroline Rhea ('Curb Your Enthusiasm', [i'Man in the Moon', 'Sordid Lives' and Aunt Hilda in 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'), stand-up...   Full listing

Robert White's Outrageously Peculiar Organ. Robert White.

Robert White's Outrageously Peculiar Organ

  • Musical / stand-up
  • 5 - 8
  • 9:30pm (55 mins)
  • 4-16, 18-29 Aug 2010

Robert White's 'Outrageously Peculiar Organ': The curious musical inventions and abstract creations of the obscurely gifted, yet somewhat disgraceful mind,...   Full listing

Ali Cook: Pieces Of Strange. Ali Cook. Copyright: BBC.

Ali Cook: Pieces Of Strange

  • Stand-up / magic
  • 11 - 12
  • 9:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-10, 12-17, 19-30 Aug 2010

Star of Channel 4's Dirty Tricks and Five's Monkey Magic. Award-winning TV magician Ali Cook returns to Edinburgh after his...   Full listing

Dead Cat Bounce... Too Fast For Love. Image shows from L to R: Shane O'Brien, Demian Fox, James Walmsley, Mick Cullinan. Copyright: Fine Time Film & Television.

Dead Cat Bounce... Too Fast For Love

  • Musical
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 9:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-29 Aug 2010

Ireland's favourite comedy rock supergroup is back in Edinburgh. Expect smoke machines, screaming guitar solos and everything from hip-hop slow...   Full listing

Lach: The Day I Went Insane. David Lachau.

Lach: The Day I Went Insane

  • Stand-up / musical
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 10pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-30 Aug 2010

World premier! Brilliant songs, comedy and revelations from NYC's living legend: founder of the revolutionary Antifolk movement. 'Face-ache funny!' (Guardian);...   Full listing

Aidan Bishop: Adaptable. Aidan Bishop. Copyright: Grant Naylor Productions / BBC.

Aidan Bishop: Adaptable

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 10:15pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-29 Aug 2010

This native New Yorker has had enough. No more Mister nice guy. Everyone is getting it in this show... especially...   Full listing

So You Think You're Funny?. Copyright: TVS Television.

So You Think You're Funny?

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 10:15pm (90 mins)
  • 8-10, 15-18, 26 Aug 2010

We travelled the length and breadth of the UK to find the best new comics, see them battle it out...   Full listing

The Boy With Tape On His Face. Sam Wills. Copyright: BBC / London Weekend Television.

The Boy With Tape On His Face

  • Variety
  • 9 - 10
  • 10:30pm (1 hour)
  • 5-15, 17-29 Aug 2010

The silent show that has created a lot of talk finally comes to Edinburgh. Stand-up with no talking - this...   Full listing

H Anthony Hildebrand: Why Is A Lettuce?. H Anthony Hildebrand. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

H Anthony Hildebrand: Why Is A Lettuce?

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 10.50
  • 10:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15, 17-30 Aug 2010

Incorporating poetry, electronic beats, terrible drawings, storytelling, lies, a pamphlet and jokes about people and things, 'Why is a Lettuce?'...   Full listing

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

  • Musical / improv
  • 6 - 12
  • 10:50pm (70 mins)
  • 6-17, 19-29 Aug 2010

A brand new musical is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production, where audience suggestions help to...   Full listing

Old Rope In The Balloon. Copyright: Associated Television / Central Independent Television.

Old Rope In The Balloon

  • Improv / stand-up
  • 5 - 10.50
  • 11pm (75 mins)
  • 4-9, 11-16, 18-29 Aug 2010

Phil Nichol's famous London club. Leading comics and circuit regulars perform new material alongside a nightly headliner. Performers hold the...   Full listing

Minority Retort.

Minority Retort

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 10
  • 11:30pm (50 mins)
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

Admit it, you laugh at Asians all the time, but usually it's behind their back. Jason is one of you...   Full listing

Comedy in the Dark. Copyright: Thames Television.

Comedy in the Dark

  • Stand-up
  • 6 - 10
  • 11:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-19 Aug 2010

Enter at your own risk! 'Comedy in the Dark' makes it's debut at Edinburgh after sell-out shows at Leicester Comedy...   Full listing

Kissing The Goldfish.

Kissing The Goldfish

  • Musical
  • 8 - 10
  • 11:45pm (55 mins)
  • 20-22, 24-30 Aug 2010

Goldfish returns to Edinburgh with their eclectic mix of songs that range from the highly sophisticated via the wry and...   Full listing

The Nelson Twins. Copyright: BBC.

The Nelson Twins

  • Sketch show / stand-up
  • 5 - 10
  • Midnight (45 mins)
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

Chris and Justin are identical twin stand-up comedians, all they need now is a gimmick. As seen on TV in...   Full listing

Comedy Countdown.

Comedy Countdown

  • Panel show
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 12:15am (75 mins)
  • 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 Aug 2010

See comedians pitted against each other in something almost resembling everybody's favourite teatime quiz! Previous contestants included: Mark Watson, Sarah...   Full listing

Late'n'Live. Copyright: BBC.

Late'n'Live

  • Stand-up / variety
  • 10 - 15
  • 1am (240 mins)
  • 6-30 Aug 2010

The first and still the best late night show on the Fringe! The legendary late-night pick of the best comedy...   Full listing

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