Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Shows at this venue in 2015

The Hunting of the Snark.

The Hunting of the Snark

  • Kids
  • 6.50 - 8
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

From the author of Alice in Wonderland comes an impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an imaginary creature!...   Full listing

Cat in the Hat.

Cat in the Hat

  • 8.50 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that...   Full listing

I Hate Children Children's Show. Image shows from L to R: Paul Nathan, Marty Hailey.

I Hate Children Children's Show

  • Variety
  • 7 - 12
  • 5-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

Edinburgh's top rated children's show is back for another year of kinder kicking komedy. Your little monsters are the stars...   Full listing

The Last of the Dragons.

The Last of the Dragons

  • Kids
  • 6 - 10
  • 5-31 Aug 2015

Were dragons real? Or, do they just live in our imaginations and games like Dungeons & Dragons and Dragon City?...   Full listing

Ecce Homo.

Ecce Homo

  • Music
  • 7 - 12
  • 5-16, 18-23 & 25-31 Aug 2015

Ecce Homo. A hom-com in song. Naughty Nickers of the legendary gay theatre group Bloolips tells the story of their...   Full listing

Hair Peace. Victoria Melody.

Hair Peace

  • Storytelling
  • 7 - 11
  • 5-16, 18-23 & 25-31 Aug 2015

When Victoria competed in beauty pageants for a previous show a hairdresser advised she wear hair extensions. Freaked out by...   Full listing

To She or Not to She. Emma Bentley.

To She or Not to She

  • Theatre
  • 6 - 9
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

'Frailty thy name is woman?! Oh get stuffed Will!' Armed with her record player, a fake moustache, some rudimentary feminism...   Full listing

Boris: World King.

Boris: World King

  • Satire
  • 7 - 10.50
  • 5-18 & 20-31 Aug 2015

Britain's favourite comedy-politician takes a quick summer recess from his two part-time jobs to present a play about his life...   Full listing

Giant Leap.

Giant Leap

  • Theatre
  • 6.50 - 10
  • 5-17 & 19-31 Aug 2015

1969. The moon. A challenge to American ideas of exceptionalism, industry, ambition and the power of dreams. Soon there will...   Full listing

Idiots.

Idiots

  • Theatre
  • 7.50 - 11
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

Dostoyevsky is on benefits. He's also dead. Stagnating in 130 years of writer's block the novelist is forced to justify...   Full listing

Heartbeats & Algorithms.

Heartbeats & Algorithms

  • 6 - 9
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

Does your computer know about your embarrassing web searches? Does it know that, despite your claim to be fluent in...   Full listing

The Misfit Analysis. Cian Binchy.

The Misfit Analysis

  • 9 - 11
  • 23-31 Aug 2015

Cian has autism. He likes to spin tin-openers. But he's not an idiot. Journeying through the mischievous mind of a...   Full listing

Hotel Paradiso.

Hotel Paradiso

  • 8 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

Berlin-based masters of mask theatre return to the Fringe with a hilarious tale of a family hotel set in an...   Full listing

This Will End Badly.

This Will End Badly

  • Theatre
  • 6 - 10.50
  • 5-17, 19-24 & 26-31 Aug 2015

'You can't even shit... You're being outskilled by the most primitive life forms on Earth.' Repressed rage; entrenched isolation; compacted...   Full listing

Bat-Fan. James Wilson-Taylor.

Bat-Fan

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

Join Bat-Fan James Wilson-Taylor for stand-up, sketches and songs direct from Gotham City. See all the Bat-films recapped and the...   Full listing

Lolly. Lolly Adefope.

Lolly

  • Stand-up
  • 6 - 9.50
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

Lolly Adefope presents her debut hour - join her as she masquerades her deep-rooted insecurities as character comedy! If you...   Full listing

10x10x10.

10x10x10

  • Storytelling
  • 7 - 12
  • 5-30 Aug 2015

Exciting new writing. Ten 10-minute long theatrical monologues, written by ten comedians and performed by ten different comedians, to celebrate...   Full listing

BEASTS: Live DVD. Copyright: Armada Productions.

BEASTS: Live DVD

  • Sketch show
  • 6 - 10
  • 5-17 & 19-31 Aug 2015

Big time sketch heroes BEASTS are returning to Edinburgh to film a live DVD of their best ever show. Audience...   Full listing

James Veitch: Genius Bar. James Veitch.

James Veitch: Genius Bar

  • Stand-up
  • 6 - 10.50
  • 5-30 Aug 2015

Join an ex-Apple genius for misguided forays into online dating, unrequited love and what it's really like to work for...   Full listing

Mid-Brow. Image shows from L to R: Alex Cooper, Tom Blackwood.

Mid-Brow

  • Sketch show
  • 6 - 9
  • 5-16, 18-23 & 25-31 Aug 2015

After a blistering London run and festival tour this year, Fringe debutants Mid-Brow have been attracting many plaudits along the...   Full listing

Sophie Pelham: Country Files. Sophie Pelham.

Sophie Pelham: Country Files

  • Sketch show
  • 7 - 9
  • 5-17 & 19-30 Aug 2015

What do UKIP supporting Lord Ponsanby, retired model Sulky Waterboat and alcoholic do-gooder Vanessa the Undresser have in common? Nothing......   Full listing

Citizen Puppet.

Citizen Puppet

  • Theatre
  • 8.50 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

Once upon a time in a far off imaginary place... a giant fell out of the sky. 'There were roofs...   Full listing

Larry Dean: Out Now!. Larry Dean.

Larry Dean: Out Now!

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

Scottish Comedian Of The Year Award winner returns to the Fringe with his debut hour. Expect tales and tomfoolery from...   Full listing

BLAM!.

BLAM!

  • Theatre
  • 10.50 - 16.50
  • 5-11, 13-17, 19-23 & 25-31 Aug 2015

The runaway hit of 2013 returns! 'Just saw BLAM! One of the greatest, most exciting and brilliant shows I have...   Full listing

David Elms: Mister Boy. David Elms. Copyright: King Bert Productions.

David Elms: Mister Boy

  • Stand-up / music
  • 6.50 - 9.50
  • 5-17 & 19-31 Aug 2015

Lucky pup Elms is back with a show that seems to be about marriage and adulthood, but actually it's about...   Full listing

Fin Taylor: Stink. Fin Taylor. Copyright: BBC.

Fin Taylor: Stink

  • Stand-up
  • 7 - 9.50
  • 5-30 Aug 2015

A friend once told Fin that his stand-up 'smells like three in the morning'. So that's the show! Observational comedy...   Full listing

Ivo Graham: No Filter. Ivo Graham.

Ivo Graham: No Filter

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 11
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

Album three (The Queen is Dead, OK Computer, etc) from Graham after 2014's 'joyous show' (Evening Standard), and this year...   Full listing

Phil Wang: Philth. Phil Wang.

Phil Wang: Philth

  • Stand-up
  • 7 - 10
  • 5-30 Aug 2015

Wang, 'master of the intellectual dick joke' (Time Out) returns with another cracking hour if he's being honest. Whether it's...   Full listing

Colin Cloud: Kills. Colin Cloud.

Colin Cloud: Kills

  • Magic
  • 8 - 10.50
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

In his brand new show Cloud will deduce everything about you and explain how he did it, accurately predict your...   Full listing

NewsRevue 2015. Copyright: BBC.

NewsRevue 2015

  • Satire / sketch show
  • 11 - 16.50
  • 5-17 & 19-31 Aug 2015

Nobody is safe: from Farage to the royal foetus, politicians and celebrities come under fire in a turbo-charged barrage of...   Full listing

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly. Alex Horne. Copyright: North One Television.

Alex Horne: Monsieur Butterfly

  • Stand-up
  • 11 - 12
  • 15-29 Aug 2015

Nominated for last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award, Alex's stupidly ambitious, logistically problematic and potentially disastrous DIY comedy show is back....   Full listing

Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal. Phil Jerrod.

Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal

  • Stand-up
  • 6.50 - 10
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

In his debut show at the Edinburgh Festival, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee and winner of Dave's Leicester...   Full listing

The Magic of Jim.

The Magic of Jim

  • Magic
  • 6 - 7
  • 7-8, 10-15 & 22 Aug 2015

Interactive, energising, spontaneous comedy magic, with audience participation. Inspired by his years of experience performing close-up magic, Jim the Magician...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up. Image shows from L to R: Sam Gore, Freddy Quinne, Dave Green. Copyright: BBC.

AAA Stand-Up

  • Stand-up
  • 6 - 11
  • 5-31 Aug 2015

Total sell-out 2005-2014 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing...   Full listing

In Cahoots: Two White Guys. Image shows from L to R: Paul G Raymond, Luke Manning.

In Cahoots: Two White Guys

  • Sketch show
  • 8.50 - 10.50
  • 5-31 Aug 2015

Join In Cahoots for an hour of sharp, silly sketches as they take on life's greatest mysteries and mundanities. A...   Full listing

Tez Ilyas: TEZ Talks. Tez Ilyas.

Tez Ilyas: TEZ Talks

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

The highly anticipated debut show from Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year nominee and BBC New Comedy Award finalist....   Full listing

HUB Fresh.

HUB Fresh

  • Variety
  • Free
  • 10, 17 & 24 Aug 2015

The best place for discovering new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a weekly line-up of comedians, all making...   Full listing

Pete Firman: Super Duper. Pete Firman.

Pete Firman: Super Duper

  • Stand-up
  • 11.50 - 15
  • 5-30 Aug 2015

After sell-out performances in 2014, 'the UK's leading comedy magician' (Time Out) returns with an astonishing new show. Star of...   Full listing

Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof.

Reginald D Hunter: Bitchproof

  • Stand-up
  • 15 - 17
  • 5-11, 13-17, 19-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

'In an age when comedians tend to hammer audiences with material, and play the self-promotion game for all it's worth,...   Full listing

Darren Walsh: Punderbolt. Darren Walsh.

Darren Walsh: Punderbolt

  • Stand-up / multimedia
  • 6 - 9
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

Last year, Darren Dundee right thing and adopted the love child of the Loch Ness monster and a werewolf. This...   Full listing

James Acaster: Represent. James Acaster.

James Acaster: Represent

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 5-30 Aug 2015

'Love is the absence of judgement' (Dalai Lama XIV). Running his mouth off about a bunch of stuff nobody even...   Full listing

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully.

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully

  • Theatre
  • 6.50 - 9
  • 5-15 & 17-31 Aug 2015

Now Listen to Me Very Carefully is a semi-autobiographical piece about Andy's obsession with the film Terminator 2. He's watched...   Full listing

Chris Turner: XXV. Chris Turner.

Chris Turner: XXV

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 7 - 10
  • 5-31 Aug 2015

Lanky award winner celebrates reaching his quarter-century - the age a doctor diagnosed he'd die at. At the time of...   Full listing

zazU: A Fête Worse Than Death.

zazU: A Fête Worse Than Death

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 5-18 & 20-31 Aug 2015

Visit zazU! A land of opportunity and absolutely no mole infestation problems whatsoever. Last year, visitors to zazU had a...   Full listing

aLOne - Loren O'Brien. Loren O'Brien.

aLOne - Loren O'Brien

  • Sketch show
  • 8 - 11
  • 5-31 Aug 2015

Loren and Amy are sketch partners, but they've had a falling out. Loren would do stand-up, but she's not very...   Full listing

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 2. Image shows from L to R: James Meehan, Edward Easton, Kath Hughes.

Gein's Family Giftshop: Volume 2

  • Sketch show
  • 6 - 9.50
  • 5-16 & 18-30 Aug 2015

Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominees and Chortle Award winners Gein's Family Giftshop bring their second show to the...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late. Image shows from L to R: Paul McMullan, Robyn Perkins, George Rigden. Copyright: BBC.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 12
  • 5-31 Aug 2015

Total sell-out 2010-2014 returns with a brand new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing...   Full listing

Folie à Deux. Image shows from L to R: Andrew Hunter Murray, Charlotte Gittins. Copyright: Southern Television.

Folie à Deux

  • Improv / storytelling
  • 8 - 10
  • 19-23 Aug 2015

High-wire improvised comedy from two of the stars of Chortle award-winning Fringe hit, Austentatious. Riffing on a single word from...   Full listing

Vegas Nocturne.

Vegas Nocturne

  • Cabaret
  • 8 - 12
  • 5-16 & 18-31 Aug 2015

Born in a Spiegeltent at New York's Fulton Fish Market, Spiegelworld created controversial comedy-circus hit Absinthe. It's now in its...   Full listing

The Wrestling.

The Wrestling

  • Variety
  • 20
  • 18 Aug 2015

The Wrestling returns to the Pleasance Grand, with a main event of epic proportions. No teams, no captains, no allies...   Full listing

Mark Watson: Flaws. Mark Watson.

Mark Watson: Flaws

  • Stand-up
  • 14 - 15.50
  • 28 & 29 Aug 2015

Last year in Pleasance Courtyard, Flaws sold every ticket. It ended up going on an enormous 100-date UK/Australia tour including...   Full listing

BAGMAN. Brendan Murphy.

BAGMAN

  • Play
  • Free
  • 7-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

A stupid, surreal, one-man Sesame Street without the puppets... Bagman is a deadbeat character comedy by Brendan Murphy. 'Brilliant silliness'...   Full listing

Sick, Bro!. Shane Todd.

Sick, Bro!

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 7-16, 18-23 & 25-30 Aug 2015

The debut Fringe show from one of Ireland's fastest rising comedians. Last year Shane Todd nearly died while at the...   Full listing

The Beta Males: Alpha Sketches. Image shows from L to R: John Henry Falle, Guy Kelly, Richard Soames, Adam Blampied.

The Beta Males: Alpha Sketches

  • Sketch show / storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 20-23 Aug 2015

The Betas are back. Four nights only, the Chortle Award nominated Fringe veteran sketch storytellers are dusting off their waistcoats...   Full listing

Wanna be lonely with me?. Valdemar Pustelnik.

Wanna be lonely with me?

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 7-30 Aug 2015

Wanna be lonely with me? is a self-deprecating comedy about food-addiction, childhood humiliation and the painful irony of looking like...   Full listing

FLUU. Mawaan Rizwan.

FLUU

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 7-16 & 18-25 Aug 2015

BAFTA nominated DNN star performs his debut solo show, FLUU. Mawaan Rizwan has accumulated over 20 million views on YouTube...   Full listing

Late Show.

Late Show

  • Improv
  • 9.50 - 15
  • 7-8, 13-15, 20-22 & 28-29 Aug 2015

Where the who's who of comedy and comedy's new breakout stars love to perform and audiences love to be. Previous...   Full listing