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Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

| Aug 2-7, 9-21, 23-26 | 19:20 | 1 hour | 12+ | Remorseful absurdist Sean Morley plays with guilt, blame, forgiveness and audience expectations in this genre-bending stand-up apology. 'Creative in his outlook and bold with his audience manipulation, creating the sort of encounter you'll talk about for some time afterwards' (Steve Bennett, Chortle.co.uk). 'The up and coming talent of the surrealist genre' (BroadwayBaby.com). As heard on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. In the centre of my chest is a dense heavy weight and every day I feel it dragging me towards the centre of the Earth.
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Sean Morley: I Apologise for My Recent Behaviour

Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

| Aug 2-7, 9-21, 23-25 | 20:40 | 1 Hour | 14+ | After his gran got dementia (funny start) cult favourite and master storyteller Matthew Highton wanted to figure out what makes us, us and does it all matter in the end? Joy, silliness, anarchy, revelation, shame, reflection and probably some bits that make you go awwww. This is a show for anyone who is alive right now. 'Highton has the storytellers gift' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Wonderful' (Guardian). 'Highton is captivating' **** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Warm, intelligent and beautifully written' (List).
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Matthew Highton – Insufficient Memory

Chris Betts vs the Audience

| Aug 2-13, 15-26 | 17:20 | 55 minutes | 16+ | The cult hit returns! Comedian and contrarian Chris Betts will argue the opposite of anything. The topics are chosen by the audience so every show is completely new and different. 'Drolly original sense of reasoning' (Scotsman). 'Deals in off-kilter thoughts sharpened by the occasional prod at taboo topics' (Independent).
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Chris Betts vs the Audience

Paul Patin: Angelo

| Aug 2-7, 9-14, 16-26 | 15:40 | 1 hour | 16+ | Paul Patin is a French actor/singer/dancer who has performed around the world with international companies for more than 10 years. Discovered as an insane clown by Lucy Hopkins, he started to create cabaret solo shows. Angelo is a fallen angel from the sky. He finds his way by helping human people to get back their ability to fill each other up with love. To do this, he built a Love Workshop using object lessons, exhibitions, group experiments and practical exercises.
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Paul Patin: Angelo

The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

Side-splitting, stiff-upper-lipped hilarity from critically acclaimed duo Dan Lees and Neil Frost, plus very special guests. 'One of the most outrageously funny hours imaginable' (BritishTheatreGuide.info). 'A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy' (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'This is silliness as an art form' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman). 'Dan Lees and Neil Frost are fast becoming fringe favourites' (FringeReview.co.uk). 'They don’t miss a beat' (Skinny). 'Very cleverly observed' (TheReviewsHub.com). 'Top class' (MumbleComedy.net). 'Fresh and funny' (Chortle.co.uk).

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The Establishment: Le Bureau de Strange

OUR VENUES

BLUNDABUS

Bob’s BlundaBus: The Double Decka bar & venue that can pop-up anywhere… Ding Ding room for one on top! Parked on South College St throughout the Fringe with a venue full of clowns, storytellers and comedians. Plus “Never Mind the BusStops” our late night Aftershow from midnight until 3am… (Oh and look out for The BlundaBus around town on Wednesdays as we go “On The Road!”) Timetable: BlundaBus.com

BOTECO

Brazilian bar-restaurant with stone walls, booth seating and Latin dance evenings with live music. Fringe Comedy will run all afternoon and early evening.

BLACK MEDICINE

Intimate and cosy wooden carved basement in one of Edinburgh’s best established coffee shops. Lusciously lit, beautiful stone wall surroundings, peppered with plants and greenery, this is a delightful and fun cabaret space. Fully licensed bar serving quality Scottish beers, tropical spirits and exotic wines. Access from street level down stone steps straight into the action – with charming, helpful, professional staff.

DRAGONFLY

Dragonfly, a unique and award-winning independent cocktail bar in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Our extensive cocktail menu has been honed over the years and mixes the finest spirits with a variety of fresh fruits, juices and a few ingredients you might not expect. We’re open from Midday – 3am, seven days a week. Shows Throughout the day and evening in our wonderful venue room at the rear.

HIVE

This is the fith year that Heroes have been promoting Fringe shows at the Hive. Our model is driven by putting creative freedom first – focusing on high quality, independent work that is not afraid to tread new ground. Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee a seat OR Pay What You Want on exit…

SPIEGELYURT

Intimate cabaret venue next to the BlundaBus at Potterrow Underpass. The Spiegelyurt is the newest member of the Heroes of Fringe family, lovingly crafted in the Borders from a single Scottish Ash Tree.
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