Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

Pleasance.

Shows at this venue

Trump Lear. Carl David.

Trump Lear

  • Play / satire
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

Last year's 'chaotically enjoyable' (Spectator) sell-out hit Shakespeare adaptation returns. Actor and impersonator Carl David - aka David Carl -...   Full listing

Beetlemania: Kafka For Kids.

Beetlemania: Kafka For Kids

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

The smash hit of last year's festival is back! Join the Kafkateers for their 'riotously cheerful' (Chortle.co.uk) show packed with...   Full listing

Brave Macbeth.

Brave Macbeth

  • Play / music
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 Aug 2019

Primary Times Children's Choice Award winner Brave Macbeth is back. On his way home from battle, Brave Macbeth meets the...   Full listing

dressed.. Josie Dale-Jones.

dressed.

  • Play
  • 15
  • 20-25 Aug 2019

After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. Lydia...   Full listing

Jennifer Tyler: Ready Or Not. Jennifer Tyler.

Jennifer Tyler: Ready Or Not

  • Music
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

For years, Jennifer liked to be over-prepared. Every move was meticulously thought-through and every possible outcome was assessed. She was...   Full listing

Bobby & Amy.

Bobby & Amy

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

A new dark comedy about foot-and-mouth disease by Fringe First award winner Emily Jenkins. It's the late 90s: Take That,...   Full listing

Algorithms.

Algorithms

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Brooke has it all: the job, the flat, the girlfriend... but what happens when things go tits up just before...   Full listing

Wild Swimming.

Wild Swimming

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2019

Wild Swimming: a brief and benighted history. Nell and Oscar meet on a deserted beach in Dorset. It's 1595... or...   Full listing

Fishbowl.

Fishbowl

  • Play
  • 14 - 17.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

The hilarious misadventures of three eccentric and lovable anti-heroes crammed in their wacky rooftop bedsits. The funniest show in Europe...   Full listing

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain.

The Rebirth of Meadow Rain

  • Cabaret
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

Meadow Rain would like to say sorry. Sorry for disappearing. Sorry for being a bad friend. And sorry for calling...   Full listing

Beach Body Ready.

Beach Body Ready

  • Storytelling
  • 8 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

It's the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym, and shaving everything from the chin down. Summer...   Full listing

Dan vs Food. Dan Cardwell.

Dan vs Food

  • 6
  • 14 Aug 2019

A man eats a meal on stage. This is the greatest cultural event of the year. For one lunchtime only,...   Full listing

The Listies: Ickypedia.

The Listies: Ickypedia

  • 7.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 Aug 2019

***** (Fest). ***** (List). ***** (ThreeWeeks). ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ****½ (Age). Australia's kidult comedians are back with a new...   Full listing

Arthur Smith: SYD. Arthur Smith.

Arthur Smith: SYD

  • Storytelling
  • 11.50 - 13.50
  • 2-17 Aug 2019

The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song. 'A touching and...   Full listing

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night.

It'll Be Alt-Right on the Night

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Greeny and Stevo grew up punks - squats, dumpster-diving and PVA-glue-spiked hair. But they've changed. No, f*ck that, the world's...   Full listing

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It.

Stiff & Kitsch: Bricking It

  • Music / stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Musical Comedy Award winners 2018 sing about everything keeping them awake at night: tax, wooden cutlery and the consequences of...   Full listing

Sexy Lamp. Katie Arnstein.

Sexy Lamp

  • Music
  • 8.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Brilliantly combining comedy, original songs and storytelling, Sexy Lamp sheds a bright light on how ridiculous the entertainment industry can...   Full listing

I, AmDram.

I, AmDram

  • Play
  • 7 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Amateur dramatics: the unspoken past of many a Fringe performer. From four generations of leading ladies comes one queer Londoner,...   Full listing

Murder on the Dancefloor.

Murder on the Dancefloor

  • 8.50 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Sabrina digs up dirt, a hysterical boy looks heavenward and there might be a ghost in the garden. In a...   Full listing

Audible Live.

Audible Live

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 13-24 Aug 2019

Audible hosts two weeks of completely free live comedy shows, showcasing the finest acts the festival has to offer, all...   Full listing

Flanders and Swann. Image shows from L to R: Duncan Walsh Atkins, Tim Fitzhigham.

Flanders and Swann

  • Cabaret
  • 12 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 Aug 2019

The songs and wit of those masters of mayhem, mirth and Madeira - timeless musical comedy legends, Flanders and Swann....   Full listing

A Holy Show.

A Holy Show

  • Storytelling
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

Written and directed by Janet Moran. A new comedy about the most Irish of hijackings. There'll be music, nostalgia, heroism,...   Full listing

Will Duggan: Class Two. Will Duggan.

Will Duggan: Class Two

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 8 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

During an odd and turbulent time in recent history Will found himself questioning every poor decision he has ever made...   Full listing

A Grave Situation.

A Grave Situation

  • Play / music
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 2-17 Aug 2019

The Pleasance's 'breathtakingly skilled ensemble' (Scotsman) present their brilliantly inventive comedy revival. Armed with only five spades and Albert's trusty...   Full listing

With Child. Clare Pointing.

With Child

  • Play
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

A solo show - six different women, one thing in common. Inspired by society's expectations and the pressures on women...   Full listing

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!. Anna Drezen.

Anna Drezen: Okay Get Home Safe!

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

The Saturday Night Live writer and former editor-at-large of online satirical women's magazine Reductress comes to the Fringe for the...   Full listing

Giants Are Fjörd. Image shows from L to R: Will Hislop, Barney Fishwick.

Giants Are Fjörd

  • Music / sketch show
  • 9.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

It's 2019. Iconic Norwegian Eurodance duo Fjörd are back. And they're recording a live studio album... In 2015, Fjörd released...   Full listing

Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam. Lucy Beaumont.

Lucy Beaumont: Space Mam

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

The hugely anticipated new show from Best Newcomer nominee. Lucy feels she's finally turned into a real woman and she's...   Full listing

Mighty. Jack Britton.

Mighty

  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

The 'remarkable' (Scotsman) and bite-sized Jack AG Britton presents Mighty; a TED talk-meets-theatre show that combines comedy, live music and...   Full listing

HUB Fresh.

HUB Fresh

  • Stand-up / sketch show
  • Free
  • 6 & 7 Aug 2019

The best place to discover new comedy on the Fringe! Join us for a changing line-up of comedians all making...   Full listing

Anna And Helen: Stuck In A Rat. Image shows from L to R: Helen Cripps, Anna O'Grady.

Anna And Helen: Stuck In A Rat

  • Sketch show / music
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Ever found yourself stuck in a rat? Unpleasant, isn't it? Time marches on, but you're on the spot. Not even...   Full listing

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific. Sarah Keyworth.

Sarah Keyworth: Pacific

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Newcomer and winner of the Herald Angel Award returns with a brand-new hour of...   Full listing

Catherine Bohart: Lemon. Catherine Bohart.

Catherine Bohart: Lemon

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

After 2018's 'funny, warm... perfectly structured debut' **** (Times), Catherine's back to smash stereotypes around sex, sexuality and relationships. As...   Full listing

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

  • Improv / music
  • 13 - 17
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

The Edinburgh must-see, Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family Show) West End hit returns for its 12th consecutive year! A...   Full listing

Tom Parry: Parryoke!. Tom Parry.

Tom Parry: Parryoke!

  • Stand-up
  • 9.50 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Fresh from his Best Newcomer nomination in 2015, Parry is back with a brand-new hour celebrating life, love and going...   Full listing

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared. Lucy Porter.

Lucy Porter: Be Prepared

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 16
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-17 Aug 2019

Fringe favourite Lucy returns with another fantastic stand-up show. At Brownies, Lucy thought she'd be prepared for anything as long...   Full listing

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo. Yuriko Kotani.

Yuriko Kotani: Somosomo

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, but Yuriko has spent her life making sure she doesn't stick out....   Full listing

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life. Ivo Graham.

Ivo Graham: The Game of Life

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)?...   Full listing

Kai Samra: Underclass. Kai Samra.

Kai Samra: Underclass

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Award-winning stand-up comedian Kai Samra presents his hotly tipped debut hour. Join Kai as he hilariously dissects life as a...   Full listing

Rosie Jones: Backward. Rosie Jones.

Rosie Jones: Backward

  • Stand-up
  • 7.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-4, 6-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

After a sell-out debut hour Rosie "triple threat" Jones returns to the Fringe with a big question: am I backwards,...   Full listing

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear. Ben Pope.

Ben Pope: Dancing Bear

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 7 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

Ben Pope is a 'classy, stylish and accomplished' (Chortle.co.uk) stand-up comedian. But he's also been a ghost-tour guide, teacher and...   Full listing

Chris Washington: Raconteur. Chris Washington.

Chris Washington: Raconteur

  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee, Chris returns with a brand-new show. If you like your comedy hard-hitting, boundary-pushing, genre-defying,...   Full listing

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer. Sara Barron.

Sara Barron: Enemies Closer

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Sara returns to the Fringe following her five-star debut hour and two sell-out...   Full listing

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove. Stephen Buchanan.

Stephen Buchanan: Baby Dove

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

Winner of the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award 2018 and the reigning Scottish Comedian of the Year, Stephen brings his...   Full listing

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun. Alun Cochrane.

Alun Cochrane: Brave New Alun

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 14
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Strap. The heck. In! No more Mr Nice Person! Alun (The Cockerel*) Cochrane intends to drop truth bombs and articulate...   Full listing

The Death Hilarious: Razer.

The Death Hilarious: Razer

  • Sketch show / stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Former sketch and character wonk has quit comedy in favour of the lucrative art of spiritualism. You will gasp and...   Full listing

Moon: We Cannot Get Out.

Moon: We Cannot Get Out

  • Sketch show
  • 7.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Two provincial louts perform grotty comedy sketches. There's something wrong with their venue though: it keeps trying to kill them....   Full listing

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo. Ciarán Dowd.

Ciarán Dowd: Padre Rodolfo

  • Character
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

World-famous lothario, swordsman and butthead Rodolfo is back! Following an unspeakable tragedy he turns his back on his lifestyle -...   Full listing

Ed Night: Jokes of Love and Hate. Ed Night.

Ed Night: Jokes of Love and Hate

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

'His stand-up is some of the cleverest, funniest and most unassuming comedy I've encountered' ***** (AYoungerTheatre.com). 'There can't be many...   Full listing

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix. Alexis Dubus.

Marcel Lucont: No. Dix

  • Cabaret
  • 11 - 14
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

The Fringe's favourite Frenchman returns for his tenth year with an exquisite new show and a live band to abuse....   Full listing

Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding). Aaron Chen.

Aaron Chen: Piss Off (Just Kidding)

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Winner: Best Newcomer 2017, Sydney Comedy Festival Winner. Directors' Choice 2016, Melbourne...   Full listing

Jamie Loftus: Boss, Whom Is Girl. Jamie Loftus.

Jamie Loftus: Boss, Whom Is Girl

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Learn how to empower yourself by participating in capitalism in this fabulous keynote speech from Silicon Valley girlboss and founder...   Full listing

Boar. Lewis Doherty.

Boar

  • Play
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Welcome to the Kingdom of Skadi. A place of adventure, a distant land where pirates, bounty hunters and thieves do...   Full listing

AAA Stand-Up Late. Image shows from L to R: Joe Hobbs, Tom Elwes, Marise Gaughan.

AAA Stand-Up Late

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

Total sell-out 2010-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the...   Full listing

Don't Be Terrible. Image shows from L to R: Ellen Waddell, Oliver Milburn.

Don't Be Terrible

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Can stand-up save your love life? Self-confessed nice guy Steve thinks so. That's why he's asked Alice, an up-and-coming stand-up, how to make...   Full listing

Snort.

Snort

  • Improv
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

New Zealand's favourite comedy improv show Snort makes its way to Edinburgh for the first time! Cheeky, topical, and relentlessly...   Full listing