British Comedy Guide

Venue 20: The Assembly Rooms

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The The iconic Assembly Rooms building is at the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. In 2016 the Assembly Rooms play host venue to the inaugural Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival which will be showcasing the best recordings of live arts events in a world class Cinema as well as presenting the best in new technological developments across the sector through a series of stands, talks, workshops and live presentations.

Shows at this venue in 2014

Pam Ayres. Pam Ayres. Copyright: Talkback.

Pam Ayres

  • 15
  • 2:05pm (1 hour)
  • 8-10 Aug 2014

Pam Ayres returns to the Fringe for the first time since 2006. Pam Ayres' work is funny, and approachable. It...   Full listing

Ruby Wax: Sane New World. Ruby Wax. Copyright: Jackpot Productions.

Ruby Wax: Sane New World

  • Stand-up
  • 15
  • 2:05pm (70 mins)
  • 1-7 Aug 2014

Helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity and provides a manual on how to survive the 21st century, using...   Full listing

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant.

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

  • Play
  • 12 - 15
  • 2:30pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-17, 19-24 Aug 2014

What would happen if the bogles, banshees, demons and selkies of Scots folklore were involved in the independence referendum? Elaine...   Full listing

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies. Jessica Sherr. Copyright: Thames Television.

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 2:45pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

It's early evening of 1939 Academy Awards, young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Times...   Full listing

Concerto Without Orchestra. Copyright: BBC.

Concerto Without Orchestra

  • 15
  • 4:20pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

Worbey & Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. They have played with the world's...   Full listing

Laughter Is the Worst Medicine. Lee Ridley. Copyright: BBC.

Laughter Is the Worst Medicine

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 5pm (1 hour)
  • 30 Jul; 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24 Aug 2014

When Lost Voice Guy was rushed to hospital during last year's Fringe, he nearly died. In fact, he became as...   Full listing

Bulletproof. Shazia Mirza. Copyright: BBC.

Bulletproof

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 5:15pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

Are words really dangerous? Can they hurt, offend and even kill you? What happens when you think you're being hilarious...   Full listing

Elaine C Smith. Elaine C. Smith. Copyright: BBC.

Elaine C Smith

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 15
  • 6pm (1 hour)
  • 1-3, 6-10 Aug 2014

What can you say about Elaine C Smith? Smith the comedienne, actress, singer, writer, raconteur, political activist and star of...   Full listing

Fylm School. Copyright: Rain Media Entertainment / Fresh One Productions.

Fylm School

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 6pm (1 hour)
  • 4 Aug 2014

Serial innovator Simon Munnery turns host and fylm director, to introduce the Fringe's top comedians to his camera, projector and...   Full listing

Nick Revell - Closet Optimist. Nick Revell.

Nick Revell - Closet Optimist

  • Satire / stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 6:15pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

Veteran comedian, 'brilliantly satirical' (Time Out) co-creator of No Pressure to be Funny, 'one of the best topical comedy podcasts...   Full listing

Fred MacAulay: The Frederendum. Fred MacAulay.

Fred MacAulay: The Frederendum

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 15
  • 7:30pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

Blah, blah, blah. That's the politics over; now it's time to cut through the waffle and have a bloody good...   Full listing

Rob Deering: Musicface. Rob Deering. Copyright: BBC.

Rob Deering: Musicface

  • Music / stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 7:45pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

One-man pop-rock stand-up legend Rob Deering 'brilliant musical comedian' (Time Out) is back at the Fringe with a brand new...   Full listing

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions. Tom Stade. Copyright: Princess Productions.

Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 15
  • 8:55pm (1 hour)
  • 31 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

The free-thinking philosopher returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life's choices and decisions. Following storming sets on Live...   Full listing

Tom Shillue: Impossible. Tom Shillue. Copyright: Presents Inc.

Tom Shillue: Impossible

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 9pm (1 hour)
  • 30 Jul; 1-10, 12-24 Aug 2014

One of the best comedy storytellers in the US, Time Out New York called Tom 'a pioneer' and named him...   Full listing

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