British Comedy Guide

Venue 272: The Free Sisters

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Edinburgh's premiere party venue and the free mega venue with six rooms of free shows running throughout the day and night, all located around a vibrant and buzzing courtyard. With a huge drinks selection, a wide menu, hog roast, and plenty of new surprises each year! Shows run from 09:00-02:00, with music and dancing trough until 5am, the venue is barely ever closed in August.

Shows at this venue in 2015

Playback Impro.

Playback Impro

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 10am (50 mins)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2015

'A real standout from all the stand-up, this is comic improvisation theatre-style. It can be anything from a mundane event...   Full listing

Life Gives You Lemons. Jamie Griffin.

Life Gives You Lemons

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 10:15am (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Is this a damn early time to start a show? Yes! Is it the only way to start your Fringe?...   Full listing

Defrosted.

Defrosted

  • Free
  • 10:45am (50 mins)
  • 3-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2015

A series of ridiculous events. Love Frozen or hate it, you will laugh your stripy socks off at these two...   Full listing

Music for Dogs.

Music for Dogs

  • Theatre
  • Free
  • 11:10am (45 mins)
  • 18-29 Aug 2015

Written by Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan, Music for Dogs is a story of survival, set during Ireland's Celtic...   Full listing

Yuck!.

Yuck!

  • Kids
  • Free
  • 12:10pm (45 mins)
  • 6-10, 12-17, 19 Aug 2015

An interactive, fun-filled show about four vegetables on the run! Critically acclaimed comedy duos That Pair and Twisted Loaf present...   Full listing

Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band. Mike Wozniak.

Mike Wozniak: One Man Dad Cat Band

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 1:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-16, 18-30 Aug 2015

Regime-changing stand-up from this 2013 Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Contains personal horror, outrage and facts. As seen on Man...   Full listing

Upstairs Downton - The Improvised Episode.

Upstairs Downton - The Improvised Episode

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 1:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6-31 Aug 2015

'Sparkling, satirical wit' ***** (EdinburghGuide.com). 'Brilliantly farcical and funny' **** (Reading Post). A rip-roaring improvised episode of everyone's favourite period...   Full listing

Bob Blackman's Tray. Copyright: BBC.

Bob Blackman's Tray

  • Variety
  • Free
  • 1:30pm (1 hour)
  • 24-30 Aug 2015

A show by 'the funniest men in Newcastle-under-Lyme', featuring comedy and variety. 'Unfashionably dressed' (Skinny). 'Very northern' (Kate Copstick). 'The...   Full listing

Game On. Matty Grey.

Game On

  • Kids
  • Free
  • 1:30pm (50 mins)
  • 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2015

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe after a sold-out season in 2014. Direct from Australia, Game On examines the gaming world...   Full listing

Huggers.

Huggers

  • Cabaret
  • Free
  • 2:30pm (1 hour)
  • 7-30 Aug 2015

The popular worldwide hit show returns with another revolving line-up of the best comedians, musical acts, magicians and children's entertainers...   Full listing

Fantastic, Funny and Free.

Fantastic, Funny and Free

  • Free
  • 2:30pm (55 mins)
  • 7-30 Aug 2015

A fantastically funny show for all the family. Magic, circus, comedy and general messing about from three of the UK's...   Full listing

Helen Duff: Smasher - Free. Helen Duff.

Helen Duff: Smasher - Free

  • Storytelling
  • Free
  • 3:15pm (50 mins)
  • 6-16, 18-30 Aug 2015

Epic storytelling, synchronised swimming and subversively simple songs from this Fringe First nominated maker of mischief. Smashing, guaranteed. 'A cross...   Full listing

Routines. Image shows from L to R: Stephen Carlin, Dana Alexander, Matt Roper, Will Mars.

Routines

  • Stand-up / play
  • Free
  • 3:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-17, 19-30 Aug 2015

Life as a stand-up comedian is all about the routines. And not all of them happen on stage. A brand...   Full listing

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy.

The Rat Pack Stand-Up Comedy

  • Stand-up / cabaret
  • Free
  • 3:45pm (1 hour)
  • 9-10, 13-19, 23-24, 30 Aug 2015

Edinburgh 2013/14 sell-out hit and Time Out Critics' Choice 2014 returns for a limited run. Top stand-ups all on stage...   Full listing

Battle of the Superheroes.

Battle of the Superheroes

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 4pm (1 hour)
  • 8-11, 13-18, 22-25, 27-29 Aug 2015

A number of great and varied British and international comedians from around the Fringe come together in a mixture of...   Full listing

Niamh Marron - Stand Up Chameleon. Niamh Marron. Copyright: BBC.

Niamh Marron - Stand Up Chameleon

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 4pm (1 hour)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2015

From her success on TV shows to her brush with homelessness, Niamh wants to share all her embarrassing mistakes, weird...   Full listing

Violence of the Lambs.

Violence of the Lambs

  • Theatre
  • Free
  • 4:30pm (45 mins)
  • 6-16, 18-30 Aug 2015

From the creator of last year's hit Drunk Lion: 'A potent success' **** (BroadwayBaby.com), ***** (TVBomb.co.uk) comes Violence of the...   Full listing

Jenny Say Qua. Jenny Collier.

Jenny Say Qua

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 5pm (40 mins)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

Since last year's sell-out (it was free) show, Jenny has performed internationally (Australia, Asia and Glasgow) and won countless (two)...   Full listing

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court. Dave Griffiths.

Dave Griffiths: C U in Court

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

One comedian's hilarious battle with French Connection (FCUK) for the right to wear his CNUT t-shirt on stage. An incredible...   Full listing

Love Bites. Alice Fraser.

Love Bites

  • Panel show
  • Free
  • 6:15pm (55 mins)
  • 6-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2015

If you love somebody, let them go. If they don't come back, detonate the explosive collar. A brand new live...   Full listing

Alice Fraser: Savage. Alice Fraser.

Alice Fraser: Savage

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 7:30pm (55 mins)
  • 6-31 Aug 2015

Civilisation, love, death, faith and paper towels. Alice Fraser, ex lawyer, Cambridge Footlights alumna and Sydney Comedy Festival 2014 Best...   Full listing

ComedySportz UK.

ComedySportz UK

  • Improv / sketch show
  • Free
  • 7:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-12 Aug 2015

ComedySportz is an all ages, all improvised show. Two teams battle it out for the biggest laughs as players create...   Full listing

Testify.

Testify

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

Gregory Akerman, a hilarious esoteric mind, is curious and wants to know when the world will end, why the Smithsonian...   Full listing

Barbed.

Barbed

  • Variety
  • Free
  • 8:45pm (1 hour)
  • 16-22 Aug 2015

A cosmic pile-on of free-thinking radicals from Northern Ireland present a smorgasbord of performance art, improvised music, comedy and spoken...   Full listing

Paris Communal Shower.

Paris Communal Shower

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 9:30pm (55 mins)
  • 7-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31 Aug 2015

This show is like a cake, not a cake made by hand, but by a second hand cake maker that...   Full listing

Jem Brookes: Punisment. Jem Brookes.

Jem Brookes: Punisment

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 9:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-30 Aug 2015

If you are into words, then this is the show for you. Puns, one-liners, spoken words and sketchy bits all...   Full listing

BattleActs!.

BattleActs!

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 10pm (1 hour)
  • 7-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-29 Aug 2015

Two teams of intrepid comedians battle it out for the audience's respect. Comedy just got nasty. ***** (StageWon.co.uk, EdFestMag.com, ThePublicReviews.com)....   Full listing

#BlurredMinds - Free. Image shows from L to R: Monty Burns, Rob Mulholland.

#BlurredMinds - Free

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 10:45pm (1 hour)
  • 6-14, 16-21, 23-30 Aug 2015

WE KNOW YOU WANT IT! If, of course, 'it' is two of the funniest new comedians in the UK in...   Full listing

Augustus and the Holy Grail. Augustus Stephens. Copyright: BBC.

Augustus and the Holy Grail

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 11pm (1 hour)
  • 6-16, 18-23, 25-30 Aug 2015

Leave your boring life behind you and come on a quest for the Holy Grail. Follow Sir Augustus (the so-called...   Full listing

Oddity.

Oddity

  • Theatre
  • Free
  • 11:15pm (1 hour)
  • 6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27 Aug 2015

Gravity. Interstellar. 2001. What do these films have in common? They're made by visionary directors and they're not particularly funny....   Full listing

Liam Williams: Bonfire Night. Liam Williams.

Liam Williams: Bonfire Night

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 11:30pm (1 hour)
  • 6-16, 18-30 Aug 2015

Hench-souled Pilsner socialist talks career, climate, breakup and the 1%. Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2014. Best Newcomer nominee 2013. 'Number...   Full listing

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