Stewart Lee.

Stewart Lee's 2018 Edinburgh Fringe picks

Stewart Lee is not performing at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival, but via his newsletter he has made some suggestions of people he thinks you should see. Below is the comedy-related picks from his list, alongside his description of those acts. Click on the name for dates and tickets.

He also commented: "I am not in the Edinburgh Fringe this year but if I was I would remind you to prioritise looking beyond the Big 4 at Free Fringe, Stand, Summerhall etc."

Athena Kugblenu: Follow The Leader. Athena Kugblenu.

Athena Kugblenu

New stand-up.

Stories And Songs With Beans On Toast.

Beans on Toast

Scatalogical satirist songsmith.

David Kay. David Kay.

David Kay

Surreal Scottish s-up.

David O'Doherty: You Have to Laugh. David O'Doherty.

David O'Doherty

Low energy whimsy.

Drenched. Dan Frost.


Folkloric comedy drama.

Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos. Dylan Moran.

Dylan Moran

Wobbly literary s-up.

Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape. Eleanor Tiernan.

Eleanor Tiernan

Ace Irish s-up.

Jo Caulfield: Killing Time. Jo Caulfield.

Jo Caulfield

Dependably caustic veteran.

Ken. Terry Johnson.


Terry Johnson on Ken Campbell.

Lewis Schaffer: What Have You Heard?. Lewis Schaffer.

Lewis Schaffer

Miserable US s-up.

Lloyd Langford: Why the Big Face?. Lloyd Langford.

Lloyd Langford

Welsh weirdo s-up.

Nish Kumar: It's in Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves (Work in Progress). Nish Kumar.

Nish Kumar

TV satirist.

Paul Currie: Hot Donkey. Paul Currie.

Paul Currie

Irish surrealist clown.

Paul Foot: Image Conscious. Paul Foot.

Paul Foot

Slithery absurdist s/up.

Paul Sinha: The Two Ages of Man. Paul Sinha.

Paul Sinha

Smart political s-up.

Phil Kay: Lighter Hour. Phil Kay.

Phil Kay

Improvisational Scotts s-up.

Satanic Rites of Robin Ince. Robin Ince.

Robin Ince

Horror s/up.

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God. Seymour Mace.

Seymour Mace

Outsider s/up.

Simon Munnery: The Wreath.

Simon Munnery

The comedians' comedian.

Tony Law: A Lost Show. Tony Law.

Tony Law

Canadian surrealist s/up.

The Trevor Lock Experience. Trevor Lock.

Trevor Lock

Psychedelic s-up.