Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2010

Front Row. Copyright: BBC.

Front Row

  • Chat show
  • Free
  • 18 Aug 2010

Mark Lawson and guests with the hits, misses, debates and talking points from this year's Festival and Fringe in a...   Full listing

Loose Ends. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Loose Ends

  • Chat show / musical
  • Free
  • 21 Aug 2010

Clive Anderson ties up the 'Loose Ends' with cool music, lots of comedy and, of course, scintillating conversation. Recorded for...   Full listing

Morning Wordship. Copyright: World Productions.

Morning Wordship

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 12-29 Aug 2010

Myopic poet presents new epic verse: Ocean-going, emotion-flowing communion. No refreshments. 'Delightfully inventive' (Observer); 'Awesomely mundane' (Independent).   Full listing

Cellophane. Copyright: Thames Television.

Cellophane

  • Play
  • 5 - 11
  • 6-15 Aug 2010

A woman strives to successfully juggle multiple roles. Written by a working mother who struggles to be a perfect parent,...   Full listing

Itch: A Scratch Event. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

Itch: A Scratch Event

  • Play
  • 5 - 6.50
  • 4-16 & 18-30 Aug 2010

Comedians Theatre Company presents 'Itch' - a mixed bag of brand new work. Rehearsed and unrehearsed scripts, a bunch of...   Full listing

The Ballad of Backbone Joe.

The Ballad of Backbone Joe

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2010

A whisky-soaked tale of murder and deceit in small-town Australia, rollicking live music, a red-dressed vixen, bone-crunching visual trickery and...   Full listing

Domestic Goddi Wonderland. Image shows from L to R: Geneieve Swallow, Rosie Wilkinson, Helen O'Brien. Copyright: Essential Film And Television Productions.

Domestic Goddi Wonderland

  • Sketch show
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

Fringe sell-outs Domestic Goddi bring their Wonderland to the Edinburgh Fringe. In a brand new sketch show, Yummy mummy Rosie...   Full listing

No Son Of Mine. Image shows from L to R: Alexander Kirk, Rufus Jones. Copyright: BBC.

No Son Of Mine

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 4-10, 12-24 & 26-30 Aug 2010

Dennis Hazeley (actor, delusional) and his father Don (excruciating, Grimsby-based) offer up fun and dysfunction. Gasp as the family skeletons...   Full listing

Comic Fringes. Copyright: BBC.

Comic Fringes

  • Storytelling
  • Free
  • 18 Aug 2010

Be part of the audience as leading comedians perform their specially written short story for BBC Radio 4's 'Afternoon Reading'...   Full listing

Adam Riches Rides!. Adam Riches. Copyright: BBC.

Adam Riches Rides!

  • Sketch show
  • 10 - 11
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

'Gloriously funny character comic' (Scotsman) Adam Riches returns with a brand new hour of 'raucous daftness' (Metro). Total sell-out 2009...   Full listing

Paul Merton's Impro Chums.

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

  • Improv
  • 11.50 - 14.50
  • 13-16 & 18-28 Aug 2010

Paul Merton and his highly acclaimed Impro Chums are wonders of nature. Impro Chums take audience suggestions and create cascades...   Full listing

School of Comedy. Copyright: Alomo Productions.

School of Comedy

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 10
  • 23-29 Aug 2010

Stars of hit E4 sketch show, 'School of Comedy', return to the Edinburgh festival for one week only after their...   Full listing

Mould & Arrowsmith In 3D.

Mould & Arrowsmith In 3D

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 9
  • 4-9, 11-16 & 18-29 Aug 2010

Mould & Arrowsmith are back, and this time in glorious 3D! Expect the usual geeky sketches and banter as well...   Full listing

Colin Hoult: Enemy Of The World. Colin Hoult. Copyright: BBC.

Colin Hoult: Enemy Of The World

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

Chortle Award nominee Colin Hoult returns with a shockingly different character sketch show; a nightmare of paranoia, prejudice and general...   Full listing

The Tim Vine Chat Show. Copyright: Thames Television.

The Tim Vine Chat Show

  • Chat show
  • 9.50 - 12
  • 26-28 Aug 2010

Expect the pun-expected. Join Tim and his very special guests for three shows only! 'Vine is superb, as clever as...   Full listing

Ginger & Black. Image shows from L to R: Eri Jackson, Daniel Lawrence Taylor.

Ginger and Black: The Chill Factory

  • Musical / storytelling
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 4-15 & 17-30 Aug 2010

Ginger and Black enter Her Majesty's Prison to hear the haunting, harrowing tales of the fallen inmates, turning their recollections...   Full listing

The Penny Dreadfuls. Image shows from L to R: Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck. Copyright: BBC.

The Penny Dreadfuls

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 14
  • 4-16 & 18-30 Aug 2010

The biggest comedy troupe of the festival, The Penny Dreadfuls, present their much-anticipated return to their original format - sketch...   Full listing

Lady Garden: Top Secret Gig. Image shows from L to R: Eleanor Thom, Jessica Knappett, Hannah Dodd, Rose Johnson, Camille Ucan, Beattie Edmondson. Copyright: BBC.

Lady Garden: Top Secret Gig

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 4-15 & 17-30 Aug 2010

I don't know what you're talking about - what gig? 'One of the most exciting and laugh-out-loud funny young sketch...   Full listing

NewsRevue. Copyright: David Paradine Productions / London Weekend Television.

NewsRevue

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 15
  • 4-17 & 19-29 Aug 2010

A compilation of the year's best material from the Canal Cafe's London shows. NewsRevue lampoons everyone from the spheres of...   Full listing

Doc Brown: Unfamous. Ben Bailey Smith. Copyright: Central Independent Television.

Doc Brown: Unfamous

  • Musical / stand-up
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2010

Being human, we all have a desire to be special, to leave our mark. But how far would you go...   Full listing

Noise Next Door. Image shows from L to R: Charlie Granville, Matt Grant, Sam Pacelli, Tom Livingstone, Tom Houghton. Copyright: BBC.

The Noise Next Door: Chaos Control

  • Improv
  • 6 - 12
  • 4-10, 12-17 & 19-30 Aug 2010

Earth-shattering secrets. Impossible odds. Our mission: protect mankind, kick ass...bag sexy chicks. Audience suggestions expose society's secrets and unleash ludicrous...   Full listing

Strassman: Duality. David Strassman. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Strassman: Duality

  • Variety
  • 5 - 15
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

The world's dark master of ventriloquy returns! Following his total sell-out in 2005, Strassman hilariously reinvents the art of ventriloquism...   Full listing

Chris McCausland: Emotional Retard. Copyright: Open Mike Productions.

Chris McCausland: Emotional Retard

  • Stand-up
  • 6 - 12
  • 4-10, 12-17 & 19-30 Aug 2010

'A must see!' (Sunday Times). 'Terrific' (Scotsman). 'Emotional Retard!' (The Girlfriend). Without giving too much away, this show consists of...   Full listing

Pappy's. Image shows from L to R: Ben Clark, Matthew Crosby, Tom Parry.

Pappy's: All Business

  • Sketch show
  • 12 - 14
  • 4-15 & 17-30 Aug 2010

Total sell-out 2008/09. From Channel 4 and Radio 4 and fresh from a massive international tour, 'the funniest sketch troupe...   Full listing

Tim Fitzhigham: Gentleman Adventurer. Tim Fitzhigham. Copyright: Granada Television.

Tim Fitzhigham: Gentleman Adventurer

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 7.50 - 12
  • 6-10, 12-24 & 26-30 Aug 2010

The true spirit of the Fringe, multi-award-winning, Perrier nominated comedian, author, explorer and occasional film star, the very modest, Tim...   Full listing

Dave Hill: Big In Japan. Copyright: Associated Television.

Dave Hill: Big In Japan

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2010

Shy dynamo Dave Hill presents tales of addiction and ostensible fame overseas in a show punctuated by occasional full-on rock...   Full listing

Matt Green: Bleeding Funny. Matt Green. Copyright: Thames Television.

Matt Green: Bleeding Funny

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2010

This rising star and Critic's Choice (Guardian, List) returns with new tales of embarrassment and redemption. But mainly embarrassment. Does...   Full listing

Sara Pascoe vs Her Ego. Sara Pascoe. Copyright: Cinema Verity.

Sara Pascoe vs Her Ego

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 12
  • 4-15 & 17-30 Aug 2010

The stunning debut Edinburgh show from Time Out magazine's rising star. With a unique style of comedy, Sara fuses high...   Full listing

Idiots Of Ants: The Red Button. Image shows from L to R: James Wrighton, Elliott Tiney, Benjamin Wilson, Andrew Spiers. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Idiots Of Ants: The Red Button

  • Sketch show
  • 6 - 11
  • 4-15, 17-22 & 24-30 Aug 2010

Following 2009's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination, three sell-out Edinburgh festivals and appearing alongside John Cleese at the Montreal Just For...   Full listing

Alex Horne: Odds. Alex Horne. Copyright: BBC.

Alex Horne: Odds

  • Multimedia / stand-up
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 4-15 & 17-30 Aug 2010

'Joyous' (Scotsman), 'quietly rebellious' (Stage), 'gentlemanly' (Metro) comedian Alex Horne discusses numbers, the universe, gambling, regrets and quantum physics. He'll...   Full listing

Gary Delaney: Purist. Copyright: Associated-Rediffusion Television.

Gary Delaney: Purist

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2010

'Razor sharp one-liners' (Telegraph); 'unremittingly vicious, master of the one-liner' (Scotsman). 'Purist' is respected comedian Gary Delaney's debut show. He...   Full listing

Stephen K Amos: The Best Medicine. Copyright: BBC.

Stephen K Amos: The Best Medicine

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 17
  • 4-10, 12-15, 18-22 & 25-29 Aug 2010

Fresh from filming his own comedy series for BBC2, Amos is back with more melt-in-the-middle, heartfelt humour to warm the...   Full listing

Abandoman: Pic 'n' Mixtape. Image shows from L to R: Rob Broderick, James Hancox. Copyright: BBC.

Abandoman: Pic 'n' Mixtape

  • Improv / musical
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 4-16 & 18-29 Aug 2010

Both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and Musical Comedy Awards 2010, Abandoman create hilarious musical numbers at...   Full listing

Josh Howie: Gran Slam.

Josh Howie: Gran Slam

  • Stand-up
  • 5 - 11.50
  • 4-15 & 17-29 Aug 2010

At 28, Josh's mum kicked him out. Time to be a man. At Grandma's. 'A fabulous storyteller who can make...   Full listing

Storytellers' Club.

Storytellers' Club

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 & 26-28 Aug 2010

Each night comedians gather in a giant ark to tell witching hour tales. Our special guest raconteurs are Fringe stars...   Full listing

Hans Teeuwen: Smooth and Painful. Hans Teeuwen. Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Hans Teeuwen: Smooth and Painful

  • Stand-up
  • 14 - 15
  • 4-10, 12-17, 19-24 & 26-29 Aug 2010

Chortle Award winner, comedian, jazz singer, defender of free speech and the most exciting comedian to hit the British stage...   Full listing

The Comedy Zone. Image shows from L to R: Ivo Graham, Davey See, Naz Osmanoglu, Josh Widdicombe. Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

The Comedy Zone

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 5-30 Aug 2010

The Fringe's original, longest running and most prestigious stand-up showcase returns with the hottest new talent on the comedy circuit:...   Full listing

The Real MacGuffins. Copyright: Thames Television.

The Real MacGuffins

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 11
  • 4-29 Aug 2010

Join sketch trio Dan March, Jim Millard and Matt Sheahan (aka The Real MacGuffins, Time Out Critics' Choice) as they...   Full listing

Image shows from L to R: Erich McElroy, Ryan McDonnell, Steve Allen.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 4-30 Aug 2010

Having found such great talent, we could not put them all in one show, so for 2010 Bound and Gagged...   Full listing

Comedy Biscuit. Copyright: Humphrey Barclay Productions.

Comedy Biscuit

  • Sketch show
  • 5 - 8.50
  • 4-17 & 19-30 Aug 2010

Back for their second year after a 32 year hiatus, Bristol University's sketch troupe returns with an hour long onslaught...   Full listing

The Dave Hill Explosion. Copyright: BBC.

The Dave Hill Explosion

  • Variety / chat show
  • 5 - 9.50
  • 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 & 26-28 Aug 2010

A US smash hit, the 'Dave Hill Explosion', has been performing to sold-out crowds in New York and Los Angeles...   Full listing

Late Night Gimp Fight. Image shows from L to R: Richard Campbell, David Moon, Lee Griffiths, Paul Richard Biggin, Matt Ralph.

Late Night Gimp Fight!

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 10
  • 4-17 & 19-29 Aug 2010

'The finest and hottest young comedic talent at the Fringe' (Hairline) are back with a brand new hour of fast-paced...   Full listing