Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2013

Threeway. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / Busby Productions.

Threeway

  • Play
  • 12 - 16
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

Andrew, Julie and Mark engage in a pivotal tryst in a riotous body-swap comedy from hotly tipped Fringe First winner,...   Full listing

Double Booked.

Double Booked

  • 9 - 10
  • 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 & 25 Aug 2013

'Bridget Jones meets TV's Outnumbered in this funny, sharply written comedy' (***** BBC Radio). Ruth Rich has troublesome teenagers, a...   Full listing

Happy Never After.

Happy Never After

  • Play
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

Jen and Neil are young, fun and moving in together, but when they find themselves making difficult decisions about their...   Full listing

Something Fishy. Copyright: 3 Amigos Productions / Channel X.

Something Fishy

  • 9 - 10
  • 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 Aug 2013

Never far from the flood of chaos created by family and friends, Fringe sell-out mother of teenagers, Ruth Rich, relates...   Full listing

Making News. Phill Jupitus. Copyright: Evil Hypnotist Productions.

Making News

  • Satire
  • 12 - 15
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

It's the start of a 24-hour news cycle and Rachel Clarke has been promoted as the BBC's newest Head of...   Full listing

Not the Messiah. George Telfer. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Not the Messiah

  • 10 - 7.50
  • 1-24 Aug 2013

Graham Chapman: doctor, mountaineer, alcoholic, star of the first ever Cambridge Footlights show at the Fringe, unwitting champion of gay...   Full listing

I Could've Been Better. Copyright: Associated British Corporation.

I Could've Been Better

  • Play
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Entering an over-10s swimming gala at the age of 30, to defeat 11-year-old nemesis Veronica Barr, a signalman swims for...   Full listing

The Babysitter. Copyright: BBC.

The Babysitter

  • 8 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Sara and Jay are finding a babysitter for Ri, their unique young daughter. They've invited their favourite applicant, Aaron, round...   Full listing

Sock Puppet. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Sock Puppet

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

A haunted sock meets a desperate man and offers him the world. Murders follow. An absurd horror comedy play written...   Full listing

Sex Lives of Others.

Sex Lives of Others

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2013

We all know what they're up to... don't we? A new comedy about what's really going on next door, from...   Full listing

Arthur Smith. Arthur Smith. Copyright: BBC.

Arthur Smith

  • Stand-up / music
  • 10 - 12
  • 3-18 Aug 2013

It is a while since Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen was a hit in Edinburgh. The show ran in London's...   Full listing

Flanders and Swann. Image shows from L to R: Tim Fitzhigham, Duncan Walsh Atkins. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Flanders and Swann

  • Music
  • 10 - 13
  • 19-24 & 26 Aug 2013

Eighth elephantine year! Dinner jackets donned, Tim and Duncan are back for one week only with all the favourites: The...   Full listing

Neil Hickey: Escape Artist. Neil Hickey. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Neil Hickey: Escape Artist

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Faced with a dysfunctional childhood, Neil built an escape route into his imagination. A show about how comedy is the...   Full listing

Below the Belt. Copyright: Rondo / Avatar.

Below the Belt

  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

An absurd and darkly comic play about loneliness, power and the pettiness of men at work. Set in the intensely...   Full listing

Don't Drop the Egg. Copyright: BBC.

Don't Drop the Egg

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

Young, dumb and full of words! They are GibbensMagnusJones. Born at sea to a pirate father and no mother, these...   Full listing

Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev. Eleanor Thom. Copyright: Jack Hylton Productions / Elstree Independent Films.

Eleanor Thom: I Am Bev

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

Beverley relaxes in a Juicy Couture velour leopard print jumpsuit, on a newly upholstered chaise longue (on loan from best...   Full listing

Each of Us. Ben Moor. Copyright: North Inch Productions.

Each of Us

  • 7.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2013

Fringe favourite Ben Moor returns with a brand new solo comedy about love, friendship and human connection for our uncertain...   Full listing

The Tim Vine Chat Show. Tim Vine. Copyright: BBC.

The Tim Vine Chat Show

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 17
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

The 2011-12 sell-out show returns! 'The man's a marvel' ***** (Scotsman). Everyone has a story to tell. Come and see...   Full listing

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs.

The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

  • 9 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 2-14 Aug 2013

Thirteen-year-old Robert Caligari is a nasty piece of work, but today is the day he gets his comeuppance. From the...   Full listing

Laugh Your Farce Off. Copyright: BBC.

Laugh Your Farce Off

  • 9.50
  • 15-17 Aug 2013

Three short farces, three top comedy writers and three doors. Little Bear promises pandemonium with a load of sketch and...   Full listing

Sad Faces Threw a Party.

Sad Faces Threw a Party

  • Sketch show / storytelling
  • 8 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

You're late. We're out of snacks. Now put on this hat and pretend to enjoy yourself. Join Sad Faces as...   Full listing

AntiGraham. Copyright: Above The Title Productions.

AntiGraham

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 12
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

After their acclaimed freshman show Graham Rex, Graham return to the Fringe with brand new sketches in AntiGraham. When bloodthirsty...   Full listing

BEASTS. Image shows from L to R: James McNicholas, Owen Roberts, Ciarán Dowd. Copyright: Zeppotron.

BEASTS

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Immerse yourself in a world of shadowy secrets, mystical dynasties and political intrigue. Or come to this sketch show. Critically...   Full listing

Play That Goes Wrong.

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Play
  • 10 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Award-winning comedy company Mischief Theatre's new hit comedy direct from the West End. The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic...   Full listing

Pat Cahill: Start. Pat Cahill.

Pat Cahill: Start

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Start is the debut hour of mixed stupidity from Chortle Best Newcomer 2012 Pat Cahill. Once it starts you'll get:...   Full listing

If These Spasms Could Speak. Robert Softley. Copyright: BBC.

If These Spasms Could Speak

  • Play
  • 7 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

We know you want to look, to stare even. It's okay. You're allowed. An outstanding solo performance based on a...   Full listing

Itch: With a Twist.

Itch: With a Twist

  • 8
  • 12 & 13 Aug 2013

Following the success of previous Itch events, Comedians Theatre Company presents rehearsed readings of four fantastic new scripts. All have...   Full listing

Slightly Fat Features.

Slightly Fat Features

  • Variety
  • 10 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

Riotous comedy cabaret troupe. Fasten your seatbelts, smash-hit comedy ensemble Slightly Fat Features are cavorting into Edinburgh with their hilarious...   Full listing

BLAM!. Copyright: Above The Title Productions.

BLAM!

  • 10 - 15
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2013

Die-Hard meets The Office. To escape their painfully dull 9-to-5 jobs, four ingenious office workers invent BLAM! - an imaginary...   Full listing

Birthday Girls: 2053. Image shows from L to R: Rose Johnson, Camille Ucan, Beattie Edmondson.

Birthday Girls: 2053

  • Sketch show
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

The year is 2053. Sketch comedy has taken over the world. But it is a world divided. After years of...   Full listing

Colin Hoult: Characthorse. Colin Hoult.

Colin Hoult: Characthorse

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

The master of character comedy returns with a sublimely original hour of comic shape-shifting and supreme silliness. From the Writers'...   Full listing

Ivo Graham: Binoculars. Ivo Graham.

Ivo Graham: Binoculars

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Binoculars is the punchline of a joke my brother made at my expense at Christmas. Please come and laugh my...   Full listing

Stephen Carlin: Gambling Man. Stephen Carlin. Copyright: Curtains For Radio.

Stephen Carlin: Gambling Man

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13 & 15-26 Aug 2013

Are you content to fritter away your life in gainful employment ... or are you feeling lucky? Well are you?...   Full listing

The Pin. Image shows from L to R: Alexander Owen, Ben Ashenden.

The Pin

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2013

The Pin return to the Fringe, following last year's total sell-out run, with their best sketches yet. This is going...   Full listing

WitTank presents The School. Image shows from L to R: Mark Cooper-Jones, Naz Osmanoglu, Kieran Boyd. Copyright: Splash Media.

WitTank presents The School

  • Sketch show
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2013

Eminently silly sketch outfit WitTank invite you into the charmingly warped world of The School: a deranged and archaic institution...   Full listing

NewsRevue 2013.

NewsRevue 2013

  • Satire / sketch show
  • 12 - 16
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2013

Nobody is safe: politicians and celebrities alike come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of bladder-threateningly funny songs and sketches...   Full listing

James Acaster - Lawnmower. James Acaster.

James Acaster - Lawnmower

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2013

Foster's Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2012. It's time for some low-key stand-up from an angular young man. A whole...   Full listing

Jamie Demetriou: People Day. Jamie Demetriou.

Jamie Demetriou: People Day

  • 8 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2013

Character comedy from the character comedian who dares to say what everyone's thinking, and saying. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the...   Full listing

Sex Guru. Wolfgang Weinberger.

Sex Guru

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2013

Righteously funny, obscenely cheeky, yet always intelligent, this is a bold, new approach to resolve the battle of the sexes!...   Full listing

Kubrick3. Copyright: The Mob Film Co.

Kubrick3

  • 12.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2013

Alan Conway: failed businessman and unsuccessful homosexual decides his life might improve if he just tells people he's award-winning film...   Full listing

Terry Alderton: Season 4. Terry Alderton.

Terry Alderton: Season 4

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 13.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Following his critically acclaimed smash hit shows in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and hugely successful national tours, award-winning comedian Terry...   Full listing

Alex Horne: Lies. Alex Horne. Copyright: BBC.

Alex Horne: Lies

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2013

The 30-year-old multi-Bafta award-winning stand-up and platinum-selling R&B artist Alex Horne is back with an hour of observations, impressions and...   Full listing

Neil Delamere: Smartbomb. Neil Delamere. Copyright: BBC.

Neil Delamere: Smartbomb

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Demagogue? Iconoclast? Dilettante? Virtuoso? Ok, these words have nothing to do with the show but they do make it sound...   Full listing

Pete Firman - Scoundrel. Pete Firman.

Pete Firman - Scoundrel

  • Stand-up / magic
  • 15 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2013

Prepare to be amazed and amused as 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns to Edinburgh with an astonishing...   Full listing

John Robins - Where Is My Mind?. John Robins. Copyright: London Films / Individual Pictures.

John Robins - Where Is My Mind?

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2013

Alter egos, ailments, love, nostalgia, indie-nights and belly-laughs. An hour of raucous stand-up for anyone who's tried to live in...   Full listing

Russell Kane: Smallness. Russell Kane. Copyright: BBC.

Russell Kane: Smallness

  • Stand-up
  • 17.50
  • 8, 11-15 & 18-22 Aug 2013

What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. This...   Full listing

Doc Brown. Ben Bailey Smith. Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Doc Brown

  • Stand-up
  • 14 - 10.50
  • 19-25 Aug 2013

The international rapper turned comedian Doc Brown is back with his tongue in cheek take on hip-hop culture. Fresh from...   Full listing

Vive Le Cabaret.

Vive Le Cabaret

  • Variety
  • 11 - 12
  • 2-11 Aug 2013

A five-star festival in itself, bringing together the finest Scottish talent and a dazzling array of A-list entertainers from stage...   Full listing

The Comedy Zone.

The Comedy Zone

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 1-25 Aug 2013

The Fringe's most prestigious and longest running showcase is back for its 23rd year. Previously bringing you the likes of...   Full listing

Joy of Sketch.

Joy of Sketch

  • Sketch show
  • 10
  • 9 & 16 Aug 2013

The créme de la créme of sketch comedy acts are coming together for a one-off sketch comedy extravaganza. Past line-ups...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late. Image shows from L to R: Stuart Mitchell, Nick Dixon, Laura Lexx. Copyright: Peter Rogers Productions.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2013

Total sell-out 2010-2012 returns with a brand new line-up. Laura Lexx: 'probably the funniest solo comedian that we saw all...   Full listing

School Night.

School Night

  • 12
  • 5-7, 12-14 & 19-21 Aug 2013

Don't end up in detention, head to School Night! The comedy circuit's greatest acts tackle their own specialist subjects. Previous...   Full listing

The Wrestling II. Copyright: Made In Manchester Productions.

The Wrestling II

  • 15
  • 13 Aug 2013

It's back! Comedians. Wrestlers. Blood. The Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning megashow, Chortle's #1 event of 2011, invades the Pleasance Grand...   Full listing

Voices in Your Head. Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Voices in Your Head

  • 10
  • 1-3, 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24 Aug 2013

2012's Fringe hit returns, pitting the festival's best comedians against a disembodied Voice who will interrogate, provoke and inspire, creating...   Full listing

Boris & Sergey II Perilous Escapade. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Boris & Sergey II Perilous Escapade

  • 11 - 8
  • 31 Jul; 1-12, 14-20 & 22-26 Aug 2013

'Flawless' ***** (Fest). 'Triumphant' ***** (ThreeWeeks). Puppetry's Balkan bad-boys return with the sequel to end all sequels! Become enthralled as...   Full listing

Bo Burnham: What. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Bo Burnham: What

  • Music / stand-up
  • 13.50
  • 9-12 & 14-19 Aug 2013

Following the 2010 total sell-out; Words, Words, Words, comedy sensation Bo Burnham is back for a strictly limited run with...   Full listing

Do The Right Thing. Copyright: United Artists.

Do The Right Thing

  • 9
  • 18-21 Aug 2013

The hilarious, occasionally absurd and frequently obscene panel game where two teams try to work out the right thing to...   Full listing

Late Show.

Late Show

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 14
  • 2-3, 8-10, 15-17 & 23-24 Aug 2013

It's our 12th year and Edinburgh's home of late night A-list stand-up comedy has moved to Pleasance. If you love...   Full listing