Gilded Balloon

Gilded Balloon.

The Gilded Balloon is one of Scotland's leading entertainment venues.

www.gildedballoon.co.uk

Gilded Balloon's 5 venues

Gilded Balloon shows

A Midsummer Night's DROLL.

A Midsummer Night's DROLL

  • Play
  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Award-winning Fringe favourites The Owle Schreame return with a wild, rough, raucous and ridiculous reimagining; a version of [l]A Midsummer...   Full listing

A Partnership.

A Partnership

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Can two men in modern-day London have a long-lasting, monogamous relationship? A Partnership, a relationship comedy-drama featuring two men, has...   Full listing

Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag. Abbie Murphy.

Abbie Murphy: Eat Sleep Shit Shag

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

Murphy retraces the steps of her transformative years, from fire-starter in a football shirt to feathers, tits and teeth. Tales...   Full listing

Agatha Is Missing!. Prudence Wright Jones.

Agatha Is Missing!

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

Sold-out show in 2018! Agatha Christie is missing, and ace detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles, still needs your help in solving...   Full listing

Alex Cofield: Supernova. Alex Cofield.

Alex Cofield: Supernova

  • Storytelling / music
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Faced with the grim reality of life in the genteel English countryside, Alex's dreams of youthful urban living seem light...   Full listing

Alison Spittle: Mother of God. Alison Spittle.

Alison Spittle: Mother of God

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

It's 2001, the world has changed irreparably and somewhere in the middle of Ireland, a girl fights for the meaty...   Full listing

All Shook Up.

All Shook Up

  • Music / play
  • 15
  • 2-11 Aug 2019

This crowd-pleasing musical is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. It's 1955, and into town rides a...   Full listing

An Objectively Funny Night.

An Objectively Funny Night

  • Stand-up / variety
  • 10
  • 8 & 15 Aug 2019

A fundraiser for your new favourite production company's mental health partnership with CALM, providing and raising awareness for services to...   Full listing

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair.

Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair

  • Music
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1, 3-4, 6, 8, 10-12, 14, 16-18, 20, 22 & 24-26 Aug 2019

Beach Comet return with a double bill of batshit, smash-hit B-musical comedy featuring never-before-seen material, a live band, nuns and...   Full listing

Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu. Archie Henderson.

Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu

  • Music / multimedia
  • PWYW
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

After two years of making musical stings on his computer, mostly in his underwear at 3am, Archie's facing an artistic...   Full listing

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide To Culture.

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide To Culture

  • Music / storytelling
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

Music, poetry, art, science, politics, relationships, strange behaviors found in a species of (mostly) hairless primate. How do norms and...   Full listing

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide To.... Baba Brinkman.

Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide To...

  • Music / storytelling
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 15-21 & 23-26 Aug 2019

Evolution premiered in 2009 and won a Scotsman Fringe First award: 'Intelligent, informative, and hugely entertaining' (Chortle.co.uk). Religion was a...   Full listing

Bad Aunts.

Bad Aunts

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

Subverting the Saturday night staple, meet Maz, Jo and Dee: three women on the wrong side of 40 - your...   Full listing

Bowjangles: Excalibow.

Bowjangles: Excalibow

  • Music
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-7 Aug 2019

Spirit of the Fringe Award winners return! This is a string quartet that can really play. They dance whilst they...   Full listing

Bugsy Malone.

Bugsy Malone

  • Music / play
  • 15
  • 2-11 Aug 2019

Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Blousey and Dandy Dan for a fun time full of laughs, songs and lots of...   Full listing

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook. Charlie Vero-Martin.

Charlie Vero-Martin: Scrapbook

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

Charlie returns with more historical comedy, characters and stand-up. Napoleon and Amelia Earhart are back by popular demand but watch...   Full listing

Comedy Night at the Museum.

Comedy Night at the Museum

  • Stand-up / improv
  • 11 - 12.50
  • 2-4, 9-15, 17 & 24 Aug 2019

Join the greatest comedians from across the globe as they blur the line between arteFACT and arteFICTION in a wholly...   Full listing

Cream Tea and Incest.

Cream Tea and Incest

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-14 & 16-25 Aug 2019

Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this...   Full listing

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant. Daisy Earl.

Daisy Earl: Fairy Elephant

  • Stand-up
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Hotly anticipated debut from promising newcomer. Winner of Scottish Comedian of the Year and Chortle's Best Newcomer. Daisy woke up...   Full listing

Definitely Louise. Bethany Heath.

Definitely Louise

  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

From the comfort of her flat, an excitable, precocious, irrepressible woman with a dirty mouth and a lot to say...   Full listing

Down with the Poetry King!.

Down with the Poetry King!

  • Poetry
  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 Aug 2019

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems for the whole family as you work to transform your writing skills. Featuring odes to...   Full listing

FootDarks.

FootDarks

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 & 20 Aug 2019

Half of young people in British prisons are BME (Black/Minority Ethnic). Political commentators say this is a gross indictment of...   Full listing

Funny in Real Life.

Funny in Real Life

  • Storytelling
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 1-18 Aug 2019

A stand-up comedian sees his world fall apart when his wife decides he can no longer mention her onstage. Should...   Full listing

Gusset Grippers. Elaine Miller.

Gusset Grippers

  • Stand-up / workshop
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Comedian, physiotherapist, mother of three and recovered incontinent, Elaine Miller says #laughdontleak. The science of continence, vaginas and orgasms are...   Full listing

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster. Hal Cruttenden.

Hal Cruttenden: Chubster

  • Stand-up
  • 13 - 15
  • 31 Jul; 2-14 Aug 2019

Last year's smash hit show is back (and slightly updated) by popular demand. Hal has literally filled our screens on...   Full listing

Happily Never After.

Happily Never After

  • Improv
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

A twisted, gothic musical tale inspired by Tim Burton and the Brothers Grimm. Starting with your spooky suggestion, these award-winning...   Full listing

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables. Harriet Braine.

Harriet Braine: Les Admirables

  • Music
  • PWYW
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

In this historical feminist coming-of-age musical comedy show, Harriet brings forth a team of rebellious women from the history of...   Full listing

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!. Holly Morgan.

Holly Morgan: Is a Witch. Get Her!

  • Cabaret / music
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Witches be trippin'. Witches be cray. Witches be just nice old ladies who live independently in a woodland retreat. Joined...   Full listing

Hot Flush.

Hot Flush

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

It's 11:24am and day two of Sinead's hereto disastrous hen party. Hungover at bottomless brunch after several unfulfilling rickshaw rides...   Full listing

Hughie.

Hughie

  • Play
  • 13.50 - 14.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-29 Aug 2019

Comedians Theatre Company presents this rare one-act play which illustrates how our lives are shaped by the people we meet....   Full listing

Jay Lafferty: Jammy. Jay Lafferty.

Jay Lafferty: Jammy

  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 & 20-26 Aug 2019

How important is luck in life? After a rollercoaster few years with more ups and downs than the Olympic Trampoline...   Full listing

Jew...ish.

Jew...ish

  • Play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-19 & 21-26 Aug 2019

'We can't stay together, you thought the Gaza Strip was a burlesque act!' Jew...ish is a pitch-black, romantic comedy about...   Full listing

Joel Dommett: Work in Progress. Joel Dommett.

Joel Dommett: Work in Progress

  • Stand-up
  • PWYW
  • 18-25 Aug 2019

Joel (credits, credits, credits) is returning to Edinburgh with some new sweet ideas for you to potentially enjoy. 'Hilarious...delightful tales'...   Full listing

John Pendal: Monster. John Pendal.

John Pendal: Monster

  • Storytelling
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-15, 17-22 & 24-26 Aug 2019

The critically acclaimed storyteller and stand-up comedian returns with a show about sex and sexuality, which laughs in the face...   Full listing

John Robertson: The Dark Room. John Robertson.

John Robertson: The Dark Room

  • Multimedia
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-24 Aug 2019

'Watching audiences tackle the challenge and fail is one of the funniest sights around, don't miss it' (Daily Telegraph). The...   Full listing

Juliette Burton: Defined. Juliette Burton.

Juliette Burton: Defined

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

Award-winning comedian Juliette is full of contradictions: pessimistic optimist? Introverted extrovert? Successful failure? Masculine or feminine? Happy or sad? Mentally...   Full listing

Kevin Quantum: Neon Future. Kevin Quantum.

Kevin Quantum: Neon Future

  • Magic
  • 12.50 - 13.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-20 & 22-26 Aug 2019

This year Kevin examines our evolution using the only discipline able to illustrate our incredible possible futures, here, in the...   Full listing

Late'n'Live.

Late'n'Live

  • Stand-up
  • 12.50 - 16
  • 2-26 Aug 2019

The original, wildest and latest of the late-night comedy shows is back for its 33rd year, showcasing unadulterated comedy mayhem...   Full listing

Laufey Haralds: Nordic Noir. Laufey Haralds.

Laufey Haralds: Nordic Noir

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Iceland - the safest place in the world according to the Global Peace Index - is obsessed with stories about...   Full listing

Leave a Message.

Leave a Message

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Two friends, Ed and Sarah, travel to the small squalid bedsit where Ed's father passed away a few days earlier....   Full listing

Leo Kearse: Transgressive. Leo Kearse.

Leo Kearse: Transgressive

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

Leo's previous show Right-Wing Comedian was banned from venues following allegations of transphobia, despite being written with a transwoman he...   Full listing

Liam Malone: No Limbits. Liam Malone.

Liam Malone: No Limbits

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • PWYW
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Paralympic gold medalist Liam Malone debuts his one-hour show of dark comedy delivering hilarious stories from being on social welfare...   Full listing

Maria Shehata: Hero. Maria Shehata.

Maria Shehata: Hero

  • Stand-up
  • 6
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Failed love, crippling debt and living with an angry 83-year-old. Not exactly what Maria had in mind when she left...   Full listing

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds. Mark Nelson.

Mark Nelson: Brexit Wounds

  • Stand-up
  • 12 - 14.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Having barely survived his car exploding on a motorway, Nelson isn't exactly about to pussyfoot around the political car crashes...   Full listing

MARVELus: Awww Snap!. Image shows from L to R: Javier Jarquin, Gary Tro.

MARVELus: Awww Snap!

  • Improv / sketch show
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

'Their versions of the Marvel films might even be better' ****½ (fb.com/EdinburghCultureReview). MARVEL-themed comedy of power stone proportions. Superhero landing...   Full listing

Me and My Doll.

Me and My Doll

  • Play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

When an inflatable doll comes to life could it be just the man Kate needs? Workaholic Kate is "gifted" a...   Full listing

Meddlin' Kids. Image shows from L to R: Jade Franks, Will Bicknell-Found, Tigerlily Hutchinson, Daniel Bishop, Katie Devey, Harry Balden, Angnelle Groombridge, Mariam Abdel-Razek, Josh Loyd.

Meddlin' Kids

  • Character / sketch show
  • 6 - 8
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Meddlin' Kids, the beloved kids show about four mystery-solving teens and their infamous dog, has run for 26 seasons. The...   Full listing

Men With Coconuts.

Men With Coconuts

  • Improv
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

One of the UK's leading improv troupes, the award-winning Fringe favourites are back! Hilarious improvised comedy sketches culminating in a...   Full listing

MOTHER. Image shows from L to R: Laura Curnick, Jack Mosedale.

MOTHER

  • Sketch show
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

Low-brow, high-camp sketch comedy duo MOTHER make their Fringe debut with an unapologetically hilarious hour of trashy treasure. From tactless...   Full listing

Generic Edinburgh Fringe logo. Daniel Kitson.

Naughty Boy

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 4-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Eddy Brimson 'He's a wrong 'un that Joe, a proper wrong 'un.' Still, if you fling enough shit... Nature, nurture....   Full listing

Not Quite.

Not Quite

  • Play
  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

A fast-paced comedy exploring the interview process and the struggle to prove one's worth. Eager to impress, naive young hopefuls...   Full listing

Notflix: Originals.

Notflix: Originals

  • Improv
  • 11.50 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 2-26 Aug 2019

The "Spice Girls of improv" return for a fourth triumphant year in their five-star, sell-out, totally improvised musical comedy Notflix....   Full listing

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg.

Ogg 'n' Ugg 'n' Dogg

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13, 15-20 & 22-26 Aug 2019

Hail Ogg 'n' Ugg! Heroes! And ta so much for inventing the dog. Don't miss this mind-boggling tale of how...   Full listing

Omid Singh: Beginning To End. Omid Singh.

Omid Singh: Beginning To End

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 6.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Fresh from a one-star review in 2015, 'there is a good comic entombed in this smug mess' (Scotsman), LA's 'American-Indian-Iranian...   Full listing

Piñata.

Piñata

  • Variety / absurdist
  • 10
  • 24 Aug 2019

Piñata! That DIY alternative comedy variety art party sell-out sensation from South London. This is our best-of-the-year late night spectacular...   Full listing

Rich Wilson: Death Becomes Him. Rich Wilson.

Rich Wilson: Death Becomes Him

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

'Woke, feminist, geezer' (List). Best International Act 2018, NZ Comedy Festival. We're sorry to announce that award-winning stand up comedian,...   Full listing

Richard Fry: O Starry Night. Richard Fry.

Richard Fry: O Starry Night

  • Storytelling / stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

Following an epiphany in the Van Gogh Museum, Fry takes a twisted wander through art history. Can a painting soothe...   Full listing

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man. Richard Stott.

Richard Stott: Right Hand Man

  • Storytelling
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

A debut show from a comedian who was born with Poland Syndrome making him lopsided with a misshapen hand. Following...   Full listing

Romantic Romeo.

Romantic Romeo

  • Play / music
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

The Capulets and the Montagues hate each other but Romeo has something else on his mind. He's in love with...   Full listing

Russian Roulette.

Russian Roulette

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

Ahh, Russia! Home of words! Home of books and plays! Home of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Checkov, Brezhnev, Gogol! Russian literature is...   Full listing

Scott Gibson: White Noise. Scott Gibson.

Scott Gibson: White Noise

  • Storytelling / stand-up
  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

Scott Gibson, Glasgow's critically-acclaimed and award-winning son, returns to the Fringe with a brand new hour of darkly comedic storytelling....   Full listing

Scream Phone.

Scream Phone

  • 11 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

After the success of 2 Become 1, Swipe Right present their deliciously dark musical Scream Phone - directed by Pappy's...   Full listing

Shattered. Diana Varco.

Shattered

  • Storytelling
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12, 14-19 & 21-26 Aug 2019

In third grade, Diana Varco kicked her crush in the crotch and her relationship with the male sex didn't improve...   Full listing

Sir David and his Animals.

Sir David and his Animals

  • Clown
  • PWYW
  • 7-11 & 14-18 Aug 2019

The magic of David Attenborough live on stage! A blue whale swims through the ocean depths. Racer snakes pursue a...   Full listing

Sister Act.

Sister Act

  • Music / play
  • 16
  • 2-11 Aug 2019

A feel-amazing, disco, gospel extravaganza chock full of amazingly talented women! And a few bad guys too... Sister Act tells...   Full listing

Spontaneous Potter.

Spontaneous Potter

  • Improv
  • 12 - 14
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

An entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on a suggestion of a fan fiction title. With live musical accompaniment!...   Full listing

The Antique Jokes Show.

The Antique Jokes Show

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • PWYW
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Top acts dust off their most out-of-date material. This year sees the debut outing of the show sure to become...   Full listing

The Crown Dual. Image shows from L to R: Rosie Holt, Brendan Murphy.

The Crown Dual

  • Play
  • 12.50 - 13.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13, 15-20 & 22-26 Aug 2019

Two actors farcically reimagine how Elizabeth Windsor became QE2. By co-creator of Olivier Award-nominated hit Potted Potter. 'Happy and glorious...   Full listing

The Dark Room (for Kids!). John Robertson.

The Dark Room (for Kids!)

  • Multimedia / improv
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-24 Aug 2019

You and your family are stuck inside a live-action video game! How will you escape?! Will you: A) Find light...   Full listing

The Good, the Bad and the Irish.

The Good, the Bad and the Irish

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

We've been entertaining audiences all over Europe and Ireland since 2012, with sell-out shows in Holland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, the...   Full listing

The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool.

The Kagools: Cirque du Kagool

  • 10.50 - 11.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

The multi award-winning physical comedy duo bring a brand-new hour of pure joy and anarchic buffoonery 'brimming with wit and...   Full listing

The LOL Word.

The LOL Word

  • Stand-up
  • 7
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Love comedy? Love queers? Then you'll love this mixed bill of award-winning LGBTQ+ women and non-binary comedians. Described by Sofie...   Full listing

The National Trust Fan Club. Helen Wood.

The National Trust Fan Club

  • Storytelling
  • 12 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-6, 8-13, 15-20 & 22-26 Aug 2019

Join Helen Wood's daring one-woman quest to visit every National Trust property and become a certified superfan. 'Endearing, sincere, wholesome...   Full listing

The Oxford Imps.

The Oxford Imps

  • Improv
  • PWYW
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Improv powerhouse The Oxford Imps present an hour of 'the best improvised comedy I have ever had the pleasure to...   Full listing

Thirteen.

Thirteen

  • Music / play
  • 15
  • 2-11 Aug 2019

What a show! With a new cast of talented teens, this fast-paced, hilarious coming-of-age musical with an unforgettable rock score...   Full listing

Trump the Musical.

Trump the Musical

  • Music / satire
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-18 & 20-26 Aug 2019

Edinburgh's 2018 smash hit returns! 2020. Time to Make Donald Great Again. But can King Nigel Farage of England get...   Full listing

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room.

Vampire Hospital Waiting Room

  • Music / play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 2-5, 7-11, 13, 15, 17-19, 21 & 23-25 Aug 2019

Beach Comet return with a double bill of batshit smash-hit B-musical comedy featuring never-before-seen material, a live band and the...   Full listing

Vir Das: Loved. Vir Das.

Vir Das: Loved

  • Stand-up
  • 14 - 15
  • 31 Jul; 1-10 Aug 2019

India's top comic and global sensation Vir Das returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a limited run only with his...   Full listing

Vulvarine: A New Musical.

Vulvarine: A New Musical

  • 12 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

The critically acclaimed hit returns. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about...   Full listing

White Girls.

White Girls

  • Play
  • 8 - 9
  • 31 Jul; 1-7, 9-19 & 21-26 Aug 2019

Two girls go on a journey. They want to annoy their Tory parents. They want to make a difference. But...   Full listing

Whose Mind is it Anyway?. Simon Warner.

Whose Mind is it Anyway?

  • Improv / music
  • 11 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

The improvised HYPNOTISED musical movie! Half the cast of the latest Hollywood blockbuster haven't arrived on set and with just...   Full listing

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human. Zoe Lyons.

Zoe Lyons: Entry Level Human

  • Stand-up
  • 12.50 - 14
  • 7-21 Aug 2019

Zoe brings her smash-hit, total sell-out show back to the Fringe with a crop of quick-fire observational gags, delivered with...   Full listing