The alternative history show. Three guest comedians / history buffs perform history-themed ‘on this day’ sets before discussing topics from Edinburgh’s history with host Richard Pulsford (Scottish Comedian of the Year runner-up and Top 10 Jokes of the Fringe 2019, 2021 and 2022). Recorded for the It Just So Happened podcast.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 12th August TIME: 10.45 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
LA comedian Julian Stern (Fringe 2022’s Absolute Friendship, McSweeney’s, Maxim Magazine, FuseTV) returns with an hour of stand-up and musical comedy about obsessive joy’s perseverance over irrational fear. Last year’s audiences called Absolute Friendship: ‘Must-see!’, ‘Brilliant!’, ‘Heartfelt and thoughtful!’, ‘An absolute blast!’, ‘So much fun!’, and ‘Can’t-miss!‘
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 13th August TIME: 22.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Blunt-speaking botanist Kate decides it’s time she went back into therapy! Directed by Ella-Faye Donley and written and performed by Helena Collins O’Connor, this tragicomedy is an outrageous tale of how one woman makes ‘a powerful statement’ (Guardian) relaying experiences from speed-dating, botany, romance and visceral details that would make your therapist need therapy. No sugarcoating!
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 14th to 27th August TIME: 22.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Suzie Depreli – not a typically Jewish name, is it? – brings you one woman’s passive aggressive mission to educate the world about what it means to have an orthodox family that ate sausages, an Asian Catholic husband that uses more Yiddish words than her Nana, and celebrate Passover without believing in God. And that this is all ok! With original songs performed live and anecdotes that will have Jewish and gentile audiences alike feeling like they were present for it all, this is how to be Jew-ish in Britain today.
VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 21st to 27th August TIME: 10.40 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Mirandolina, the captivating landlady of an inn, is wooed by a penniless Marquess, a wealthy Count and her besotted servant. When sworn bachelor Ripafratta arrives, can Mirandolina bend him to her will? Ranjit Bolt’s sparkling comedy is translated from the original work of Carlo Goldoni, the 18th century Italian comic playwright best known for A Servant of Two Masters.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 14th to 19th August TIME: 10.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 30mins
Named one of the Best Undiscovered Comedians in America by Thrillist Magazine, Seattle comedian Andrew Frank delivers a hilarious set about growing up as a pastor’s kid, finding queer joy beyond fundamentalist Christianity, and performing subversive stand-up for more than a decade in America’s Bible Belt. In an hour of rapid-fire jokes, Frank takes aim at the constructs and symbols of evangelical Christianity, re-contextualizing them through the lens of empathy, creativity, and scepticism. Provocative and fiercely vulnerable, Frank creates moments of collective healing and euphoria through the liberating power of laughter.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 19.30 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour
Avenue Q is the puppet-based musical following the people who live on the worst street in the world. This brilliantly funny musical is brought to life by its talented cast as they tell each of their stories. Follow Kate Monster and Princeton as they fall in and out of love and interact with a host of other puppets and live performers, as we find out what really motivates and drives these characters. Be it love and honour or porn and money, this classic musical has it all in abundance. A must-see for Fringe-goers.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Theatre, top floor DATES: 4th to 27th August TIME: 16.10 SHOW DURATION: 2 hours 15 mins
After his sell-out Edinburgh 2022 run with his show 100 Songs in an Hour, David Hoare (Musical Comedy Awards, Audience Favourite Prize 2021) returns with another bumper show bursting with hilarious songs and jokes. Is one billion songs too many or not enough?
“An annoyingly funny young man” Gary Delaney
“High-energy, beautifully timed comedy expertise that has the crowd roaring throughout.” Bath Echo
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Theatre, first floor DATES: 4th to 14th August then 16th to 27th August TIME: 14.30 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour