PBH Free Fringe

PBH Free Fringe.

The Free Fringe, founded by Peter Buckley Hill (the 'PBH' in the name) runs a notable number of venues around the city in August. Shows are free to watch, but leave a donation in the bucket at the end.

www.freefringe.org.uk

PBH Free Fringe's 25 venues

PBH Free Fringe shows

A Time Slot with Ger Staunton. Ger Staunton.

A Time Slot with Ger Staunton

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Described last year as the best-kept secret of the Fringe, one of Ireland's best comedy writers returns with another brand-new...   Full listing

Alternative Comedy Cabaret.

Alternative Comedy Cabaret

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 20-23 & 25 Aug 2019

Looking for something really different? Have a look at our line-up of brilliant and original alternative comedians strutting their stuff...   Full listing

Arson In The Queen's Swans. Peter Buckley Hill.

Arson In The Queen's Swans

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-6, 8-13, 15-20 & 22-24 Aug 2019

Free Fringe founder and Comedy Awards Panel Prize winner (2009) PBH returns after illness to serve up waffle, scrud, bilge,...   Full listing

Ashes: A Comedy Showdown.

Ashes: A Comedy Showdown

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 4, 11, 18 & 25 Aug 2019

Australia's top comedians take on England's best in a five-test comedy series to claim the Comedy Ashes. Kick back with...   Full listing

Best of Variety.

Best of Variety

  • Variety
  • Free
  • 3-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Ben Dali ('Unbounding professionalism and confidence' (BroadwayBaby.com)) and Frodo Allan ('Godfather of Scottish Cabaret' (Time Out)), return to present the...   Full listing

Chris Read: Little Man. Chris Read.

Chris Read: Little Man

  • Music
  • Free
  • 3-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Jazz musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and half of globe-trotting Harry and Chris presents his debut hour of comedic songs and soulful...   Full listing

Concerning Bennet. Bennet Kavanagh.

Concerning Bennet

  • Music
  • Free
  • 3-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Bennet is concerned. Sometimes he's concerned about the world and dying alone, but he's primarily concerned about cats and lift...   Full listing

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat Lad-y. Dave Bibby.

Dave Bibby: Crazy Cat Lad-y

  • Sketch show / cabaret
  • Free
  • 3-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Award-winning idiot, Dave Bibby, presents a carousel of comedy: characters, stand-up, sketches, storytelling and, against everyone's advice, rap. Plus cat...   Full listing

Dog Tales.

Dog Tales

  • Cabaret / improv
  • Free
  • 18-23 Aug 2019

People have much to hide. Their dogs hide nothing. This New York City dog: irascible, insightful, lovable, is having some...   Full listing

Evil Queen Rules!. Janis Haves.

Evil Queen Rules!

  • Music / stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

The evil queen usually gets bad press, but not in this show. An irreverent, pulls-no-punches celebration of being all grown...   Full listing

Good Job!. Golden Delicious.

Good Job!

  • Cabaret
  • Free
  • 3-8, 10-14, 16-19 & 21-25 Aug 2019

'Settle in girls, it's story time!' Golden Delicious is no ordinary queen, and this far-from-ordinary one-woman show joins the Fringe...   Full listing

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo. Amanda Jane Pritchard.

Google: Amanda Jane Dildo

  • Music
  • Free
  • 3-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Sexy(ish), musical(ish), bipolar(ish) - no, she's definitely bipolar (with jazz hands) - Australian sex-pot singing comedian is 'f*cking nuts -...   Full listing

Improv Cage Match.

Improv Cage Match

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 15-24 Aug 2019

Improv Cage Match pits two improv teams against each other, with the audience declaring the winner. Previous teams include Baby...   Full listing

Improv On Demand.

Improv On Demand

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 3-24 Aug 2019

Ever wanted to see someone go on Dragon's Den with a stolen nuclear warhead? Or Alan Sugar fire a swarm...   Full listing

Improvised Director's Cut.

Improvised Director's Cut

  • Improv
  • Free
  • 3-5, 7-12, 14-19 & 21-25 Aug 2019

A fully improvised, Hollywood-style performance created from your all-time favourite movie titles! A different Director's Cut every time by Steve...   Full listing

Jew-O-Rama.

Jew-O-Rama

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-25 Aug 2019

After a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe 2017 and four-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Jew-O-Rama returns to...   Full listing

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies.

Jocks, Geordies and Aussies

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • Free
  • 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25 Aug 2019

The finest Geordie, Scottish and Australian comedians come together for a fantastic hour of stand-up comedy. Presented by Newcastle's Dan...   Full listing

Mark Cram: Centaur. Mark Cram.

Mark Cram: Centaur

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Being dumped is hard. Being dumped the day after you've purchased a two-person horse costume is harder. Join Mark Cram...   Full listing

Nick Doody: I Will Milk You. Nick Doody.

Nick Doody: I Will Milk You

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-12, 14-19 & 21-24 Aug 2019

From 2018 audience reviews: 'He milked me. Why was there no warning?', 'A warning would've been nice', 'Why weren't we...   Full listing

Northern Power Blouse. Image shows from L to R: Cassie Atkinson, Jack Robertson, Kat Butterfield.

Northern Power Blouse

  • Sketch show
  • Free
  • 3-7, 9-14, 16-21 & 23-24 Aug 2019

Three feisty northerners present their debut sketch hour packed with big characters, silly songs and highly flammable polyester. They've written...   Full listing

Pussies.

Pussies

  • Stand-up / clown
  • Free
  • 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25 Aug 2019

Collective noun: cats, kittens, vaginas. Pussies is a split bill straddling stand-up and character comedy. Karen Hobbs and her broken...   Full listing

Rik Wolters - Alpha Male.

Rik Wolters - Alpha Male

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-24 Aug 2019

Following on from last year's show 'Heroic Failure', Rik delivers another dose of sarcastic, rude and downright cheeky comedy, whilst...   Full listing

Science Idiot. Ruth Hunter.

Science Idiot

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-13, 15-20 & 22-24 Aug 2019

Ruth Hunter grew up in Ireland in the 90s and was frankly disappointed when the millennium bug didn't take effect....   Full listing

Straight Outta Estonia.

Straight Outta Estonia

  • Stand-up
  • Free
  • 3-24 Aug 2019

For the very first time at the Edinburgh Fringe, Estonian stand-up comedians are performing their own show, all in English!...   Full listing

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia.

The Creative Martyrs: Kabarett DysUtopia

  • Satire / music
  • Free
  • 3-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Serious satirical silliness, songs, democratic participation and fascist entertainment. Join us for some jovial celebration of high-functioning democracy. Retrospective foresight...   Full listing