Venue 170: The Counting House

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After a year away, The Counting House is a Free Venue again, celebrating its 10th free year at the Fringe.

Shows at this venue in 2015

Quivertip. Toby Adams.

Quivertip

  • Multimedia
  • Free
  • 11am (50 mins)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Fishing for chub on the Thames in winter. Experienced angler? Never been, but interested? Close by and nothing to do...   Full listing

Newcastle Brown Male. Rahul Kohli. Copyright: BBC.

Newcastle Brown Male

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 11:45am (50 mins)
  • 10, 13-14, 17 & 29 Aug 2015

One Geordie specialising in current affairs. A cutting edge insight into free speech? Do we have free speech? Do we...   Full listing

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses. Copyright: CPL Productions.

About Comedy: Stand-Up Comedy Courses

  • Stand-up / workshop
  • Free
  • Noon (270 mins)
  • 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 & 29 Aug 2015

Learn the skill and art of stand-up comedy performance on this two-day intensive comedy training course. Our tutors are professional...   Full listing

Spring Day: Kept in Stitches - Free. Spring Day.

Spring Day: Kept in Stitches - Free

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • Noon (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Cynical Sunshine. 'A definite must-see!' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Wicked punchlines have audiences falling over themselves with laughter, thinking, "I can't believe...   Full listing

Underwhelmed. Twayna Mayne.

Underwhelmed

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • Noon (40 mins)
  • 6-15, 17-22 & 24-30 Aug 2015

UTC Artist Management presents... Twayna Mayne: Underwhelmed. A former child wrestler, breakdancer and owner of 94 pairs of trainers. Twayna...   Full listing

Mel Moon - Sick Girl. Mel Moon.

Mel Moon - Sick Girl

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 12:05pm (1 hour)
  • 8-30 Aug 2015

Sick Girl is a true story. My story. I had a baby in 2010, nothing unusual there but it left...   Full listing

Sy Thomas: Jumper. Sy Thomas.

Sy Thomas: Jumper

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 1:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

This is it, Sy. Your first big solo show. Time to finally be brave for once in your life. Go...   Full listing

Have a Word. Abbie Murphy.

Have a Word

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 1:20pm (50 mins)
  • 7-18 & 20-30 Aug 2015

One-woman comedy character show, written and performed by Abbie Murphy. The Girl on Fire from Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 is...   Full listing

David von Jones: Ethically Adventurous. David Von Jones. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions / Cave Bear Productions.

David von Jones: Ethically Adventurous

  • Storytelling
  • Free
  • 2:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-7, 10, 13-14, 17, 20-21, 24 & 27-28 Aug 2015

An adventure through a moral maze. Challenging perspectives on Amazonic deforestation, sociopaths and fish, whilst exploring the application of Disney...   Full listing

Late with Lance!. Peter Michael Marino.

Late with Lance!

  • Cabaret
  • Free
  • 2:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

From the creator of Desperately Seeking the Exit comes the delusionally optimistic cruise ship entertainer Lance! He's hosting a musically...   Full listing

Puppet Fiction.

Puppet Fiction

  • Play
  • Free
  • 2:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

Everybody be cool! This is a mother f*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings...   Full listing

Robin Morgan: Guten Morgan. Robin Morgan.

Robin Morgan: Guten Morgan

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3:45pm (30 mins)
  • 6-18 & 20-30 Aug 2015

Laughing Horse New Act of the Year finalist 2015 and Star of BBC Radio's The Greatest Welshman You've Never Heard...   Full listing

The Grouchy Club.

The Grouchy Club

  • Chat show
  • Free
  • 3:45pm (1 hour)
  • 15-18 & 20-29 Aug 2015

Reprising what they did at the Fringe in 2014, Kate Copstick (doyenne of Fringe comedy critics) and daily blogger John...   Full listing

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star. Copyright: Channel X.

Charlie Dinkin: Child Star

  • Multimedia
  • Free
  • 4:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-19 Aug 2015

A starry evening with the most famous child star you've never heard of. Stardom! Star quality! War! Come on a...   Full listing

Suzy Bennett - Gumption!. Suzy Bennett.

Suzy Bennett - Gumption!

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 4:30pm (1 hour)
  • 7-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

Suzy loves the escapism of the movies, but has realised she was playing the part of best friend in her...   Full listing

Evelyn Mok: Idiot. Evelyn Mok. Copyright: BBC.

Evelyn Mok: Idiot

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 5pm (40 mins)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

UTC Artist Management Presents... If your child-self met you now, would they be proud of your accomplishments? Comedian Evelyn Mok...   Full listing

Shit of the Fringe.

Shit of the Fringe

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 5pm (1 hour)
  • 7-30 Aug 2015

Tired of all of the Pick of the Fringe shows? Worn-out by Fringe hyperbole? This afternoon showcase has all the...   Full listing

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide. Milo McCabe.

Milo McCabe: Genesisocide

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 5:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Ever wondered about a parallel universe where Phil Collins was murdered as a schoolboy by a time-travelling, cuckolded, angry Greek?...   Full listing

99 Club Stand-Up Selection - Free.

99 Club Stand-Up Selection - Free

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 6:30pm (1 hour)
  • 8-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

Proudly supporting the Free Festival, The 99 Club - Chortle Award winner: UK's Best Comedy Club 2015 - offers four...   Full listing

Rik Carranza: Charming. Rik Carranza.

Rik Carranza: Charming

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 6:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

Throughout his comedy career, Rik Carranza has frequently been described as charming. The question though, is Rik charming in a...   Full listing

Normally Abnormal. Dave Chawner. Copyright: Little Wander.

Normally Abnormal

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 7pm (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Award-winning stand-up Dave Chawner takes a hilarious look at identity, recovery and life after eating disorders. 'Makes you laugh as...   Full listing

Ahir Shah: Distant. Ahir Shah. Copyright: BBC.

Ahir Shah: Distant

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 7:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Thoughtful wastrel Ahir Shah does another funny and good stand-up comedy show. It's about cigarettes, vegetarianism, extremism, disengagement, depression, environmentalism,...   Full listing

Honest to Godley!. Janey Godley.

Honest to Godley!

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 7:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Free at last! 'She is a f*cking great comedian' (Billy Connolly). Razor-sharp, award-winning Scottish comedian/blogger/podcaster Janey with things most people...   Full listing

Superhero Secret Origins. Andrew Roper.

Superhero Secret Origins

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 8pm (50 mins)
  • 7-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

Did you like The Avengers movie? Well, this show is just like The Avengers (except with more jokes, and no...   Full listing

Cocaine and Potatoes.

Cocaine and Potatoes

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 8:15pm (1 hour)
  • 22-30 Aug 2015

A Colombian/Irish/Englishman takes on identity, the world and why you have to try a Japanese toilet. An upbringing on a...   Full listing

Adult. Conor Drum. Copyright: STV Productions / GroupM Entertainment.

Adult

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 8:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

How do you become an adult, in a world that doesn't seem to let you grow up? A regular on...   Full listing

WeddingBingo - Free.

WeddingBingo - Free

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 9:30pm (1 hour)
  • 16-23 Aug 2015

You are cordially invited to a show that celebrates two of the best things in life: weddings and bingo. An...   Full listing

Instant Sharma. Mickey Sharma.

Instant Sharma

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 10pm (40 mins)
  • 6-18, 20-25 & 27-30 Aug 2015

Karma hasn't caught up with Mickey yet... He has a great life despite messing things up on regular basis. He...   Full listing

The Barry Delusion.

The Barry Delusion

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 10pm (45 mins)
  • 7-10, 13-17, 20-24 & 27-30 Aug 2015

The new show from Barry Ferns: Spirit of the Fringe (2014, Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Malcolm Hardee Award winner. ****...   Full listing

Joke Thieves.

Joke Thieves

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 10:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-27 & 29-30 Aug 2015

It's comedy set swapping live! The show where comedians perform their own jokes, then each other's. Best comedy club show...   Full listing

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show.

The Fabulous Punch and Judy Show

  • Cabaret
  • Free
  • 10:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-29 Aug 2015

Prepare to laugh and be shocked. You can forget puppets, this is a hysterical, murderous, live action romp. Leave your...   Full listing

PUSSY.

PUSSY

  • Play
  • Free
  • 11:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-19 Aug 2015

PUSSY. Five girls, one stage - It's not about cats.   Full listing

This is Business.

This is Business

  • Variety
  • Free
  • 12:30am (1 hour)
  • 7-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

Business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business business...   Full listing

Madame Señorita: ¿Eres Tú?. Paula Valluerca.

Madame Señorita: ¿Eres Tú?

  • Variety
  • Free
  • 12:45am (50 mins)
  • 6-16, 18-27 & 29-30 Aug 2015

Madame Señorita is fifty minutes of unadulterated pleasure where the audience is seduced by her totally idiosyncratic charm and playful...   Full listing

Mixology.

Mixology

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 1am (1 hour)
  • 11-20 Aug 2015

Like any good cocktail, this is an improv group that has layers. We like Pina Coladas and getting drunk in...   Full listing