Venue 88: Just The Tonic at the Caves

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Best Small Venue in the 2009 Scottish Event Awards combined with Just the Tonic, one of the UK's leading comedy providers. Great shows, reasonable prices, amazing building, outstanding performance areas, great bar. Putting the fun back into the Fringe!

Shows at this venue in 2017

The Obscurist.

The Obscurist

  • Music
  • 6.50
  • 10:40am (50 mins)
  • 17 & 18 Aug 2017

Jokes can be heard anywhere, but for comedy fans who want more bang for their buck, The Obscurist is the...   Full listing

Afternoon Delight.

Afternoon Delight

  • Stand-up
  • 4 - 5
  • Noon (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Family-friendly sample show of different shows within the venue's 14 performance spaces. Spend over an hour in the company of...   Full listing

Wretched. Richard Stott.

Wretched

  • Storytelling
  • 7
  • 12:05pm (50 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Richard Stott was born lopsided. Poland syndrome, a rare birth defect, caused his left hand, arm and chest to be...   Full listing

Wake Up And Deirdrealize.

Wake Up And Deirdrealize

  • PWYW
  • 12:20pm (55 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

A hilarious, outlandish character romp, guaranteed to take you on the most thrilling ride of your life. Deirdre is here...   Full listing

Being Hueman Being. Luke Nowell.

Being Hueman Being

  • Clown
  • 9
  • 1:15pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Luke brings his world of fantasy and ridiculousness to Edinburgh, keen to ignite pure idiocy out of nowhere. This clown...   Full listing

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!. Sandra Hale.

Sandra Hale: Self Helpless!

  • Stand-up
  • PWYW
  • 1:20pm (50 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Self Helpless! is a show filled with insights that will help you get through life, providing you have good looks,...   Full listing

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show. Image shows from L to R: Karen Hobbs, Sam Lake.

The Daddy and Beeje Chat Show

  • Sketch show
  • PWYW
  • 1:25pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Daddy and Beeje, two self-absorbed, dysfunctional TV presenters, are getting ready for their live chat show. This tacky spectacle is...   Full listing

Bad Habits.

Bad Habits

  • 7 - 8
  • 1:30pm (1 hour)
  • 15-26 Aug 2017

Join the 18th-century's wildest nuns as they act out the story of their Mother Superior: a young lady forced to...   Full listing

Impromptu Shakespeare.

Impromptu Shakespeare

  • Improv
  • 7 - 8
  • 1:30pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13 Aug 2017

A completely improvised Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions. Bursting with comedy, love, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, this...   Full listing

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape. Matt Hutchinson.

Matt Hutchinson: Mixtape

  • Stand-Up / music
  • 5
  • 1:40pm (1 hour)
  • 4-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

Matt was a DJ (Secret Garden Party, tracks played on XFM), then a doctor, but he decided that was making...   Full listing

Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers!. Image shows from L to R: Ben Anderson, Sam Jacobsen.

Sam and Ben: Shnozzleballers!

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 2:40pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 Aug 2017

Sam and Ben are talentless wizards who run the fan club of legendary shnozzleball player, Fredrik Pietersen. Now the hopeless...   Full listing

The Naz Show. Naz Osmanoglu.

The Naz Show

  • Sketch show
  • 5
  • 2:45pm (55 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-25 Aug 2017

Heavyweight sketch maestro (WitTank) and award winning stand-up veteran, Naz, charges back to the Burgh to punch out his first...   Full listing

AAA Batteries (Not Included). Chris Turner.

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

  • Stand-up
  • PWYW
  • 3pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

A seventh year at the Edinburgh Festival! An hour of sharp gags, intelligent observations and blisteringly quick improvised raps from...   Full listing

Rob Auton: The Hair Show. Rob Auton.

Rob Auton: The Hair Show

  • Stand-up
  • PWYW
  • 3:55pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

This show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about hair and hairs. This show is suitable for people who have, or...   Full listing

Alex Kealy: The Art Of The Keal. Alex Kealy.

Alex Kealy: The Art Of The Keal

  • Stand-up / satire
  • 5
  • 4:20pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

Watch a 'marvellous stand-up' (Skinny) funnify the slow-motion explosion that is 2017 liberal democracy. Politics, amirite?! 'Hilarious... fresh, insightful and...   Full listing

Happily Never After.

Happily Never After

  • Improv / music
  • 7 - 8
  • 4:30pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13 Aug 2017

Award-winning improvisers The Maydays present this skin-prickling tale full of black comedy and haunting music, inspired by the warped imaginations...   Full listing

Kids With Beards: Fandango!.

Kids With Beards: Fandango!

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 4:30pm (1 hour)
  • 15-26 Aug 2017

The beardy babes are back, baby! Atop broomstick horses we ride, offering up unto you Fandango! - an hour of...   Full listing

The Kagools: Tutti.

The Kagools: Tutti

  • Clown
  • PWYW
  • 5:15pm (55 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

UK physical comedy sensation The Kagools return to Edinburgh Fringe with their multi award-winning show Tutti. This unique show is...   Full listing

Cat FM. Image shows from L to R: Chris Turner, Alice Winn.

Cat FM

  • Sketch show
  • 5
  • 6pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Radio for cats, by cats. The world is ending and zombies are everywhere, but hosts Elodie (charming) and Jacques (dumb)...   Full listing

Focus On: Lola and Jo. Image shows from L to R: Lola Stephenson, Joanna Griffin.

Focus On: Lola and Jo

  • Sketch show
  • PWYW
  • 6:40pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Are you an 18 to 80-year-old employed or unemployed middle-income earner, from an urban or rural area who shops online...   Full listing

I See You - Live. Sam Gore.

I See You - Live

  • Satire
  • PWYW
  • 6:40pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

I See You started life on Facebook as a series of satirical horror stories about celebrities and public figures. Now,...   Full listing

We Are Not Afraid.

We Are Not Afraid

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 6:45pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

These 'improvising geniuses' (FunnyWomen.com) guarantee a kaleidoscopic adventure of surreal proportions. 'Sensual, spiritual, baffling, staggering... hilariously unpredictable' ***** (ThreeWeeks). Meet...   Full listing

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals. Caroline Mabey.

Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

  • Stand-up
  • 5
  • 7:40pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

Caroline's memory isn't what it once was. Or so she assumes. Join her as she desperately tries to memorise the...   Full listing

Micky P Kerr Is Lay-Z. Micky P Kerr.

Micky P Kerr Is Lay-Z

  • Music / stand-up
  • PWYW
  • 8pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Leeds-based comedian, musician and social commentator Micky P Kerr has been hotly tipped for stardom. This, however, is unlikely to...   Full listing

Alistair Williams: Food. Alistair Williams.

Alistair Williams: Food

  • Stand-up
  • PWYW
  • 8:05pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

This is the story of how changing the food you eat changes your life. It's also an hour of old...   Full listing

Wisdomless. Maria Shehata.

Wisdomless

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 8 - 10
  • 8:20pm (55 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

Having moved 5, 437 miles for love, award-winning Egyptian-American comedian Maria Shehata presents her debut hour of playfully sardonic stand-up....   Full listing

Damien Slash: Demographic. Daniel Barker.

Damien Slash: Demographic

  • Satire / character
  • PWYW
  • 9:20pm (50 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

When an innovation guru is faced with the problem of death, drastic attempts to innovate his way out of the...   Full listing

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go. Sam Garlepp.

Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go

  • Stand-up / music
  • 5 - 10
  • 9:25pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Ninety-four word limit? Well, better not waste any. Funny Australian kid talks millennials, family, dating, sponsor children, sings a bit,...   Full listing

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom. Brendon Lemon.

Brendon Lemon, Prophet of Doom

  • Stand-up
  • 5
  • 10:20pm (1 hour)
  • 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Aug 2017

Based on his 2016 prediction of Trump's election during his last special, Prophet of Doom is award-winning Chicago-based stand-up Brendon...   Full listing

Gayshit. Wayne Carter.

Gayshit

  • Cabaret
  • 7.50
  • 10:30pm (90 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

A night devoted to the weird, the wonderful and the fabulous. Host Wayne Carter, 'consistently hilarious and perpetually bizarre' (EdFringeReview.com),...   Full listing

David Trent: Here's Your Future. David Trent.

David Trent: Here's Your Future

  • Stand-up / multimedia
  • 5
  • 10:35pm (55 mins)
  • 3-13, 15-26 Aug 2017

Take a deep breath and join me on a multimedia rampage. I'll stare down the world's most disturbing kids animation,...   Full listing

Data Night. Image shows from L to R: Olga Koch, Catherine Brinkworth.

Data Night

  • Stand-up
  • 5
  • 10:40pm (1 hour)
  • 17-27 Aug 2017

The touching story of one woman and her robot; a modern-day Frankenstein story with a hint of She's All That....   Full listing

Infant Hercules. Chris McGlade.

Infant Hercules

  • Stand-up / satire
  • PWYW
  • 11pm (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-20, 22-27 Aug 2017

Loud, outspoken and very accessible political comedy from a Northern working-class prospective. Likened to a hybrid of Jerry Sadowitz and...   Full listing

The Love Of Stationery. Lisa Maria Berg.

The Love Of Stationery

  • PWYW
  • Midnight (1 hour)
  • 3-13, 15-27 Aug 2017

'I collect bags of sugar from cafes and restaurants I'm in. I have a big collection. Often, I forget that...   Full listing