EDINBURGH ARCHIVE

Barbara Nice: Raffle

| Aug 13-19 | 15:20 | 1 hour | 0+ | Triumphant return to the Fringe for one week only. Barbara Nice brings her touring show, Raffle, to this year's Fringe. Star of her own BBC Radio 2 sitcom, Barbara Nice is at the top of her game. Described as being a woman with a direct line all the way back to Marie Lloyd, a Barbara Nice show is guaranteed to get you laughing and come out of the show feeling better than when you came in. 'I can't remember when I last felt like dancing home' ***** (Chortle.co.uk on Hiya and Higher). **** (TheatreBath.co.uk).

Ben Target: Splosh

| Aug 2-14, 16-26 | 15:45 | 1 hour | 18+ | Pool party starter and Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Ben Target, invites you to plunge in for a paddle. Goggles on for synchronised aquatics, front crawl relays and doggy paddle lessons (for beginners). BYOL (Bring Your Own Lilo). A gala of comedy troves and live art aquabatics, from the ‘maverick physical comedian’ (Guardian). ‘A joy to be part of’ **** (Skinny). ‘Bewildering fun’ (Scotsman). ‘Unruly daftness’ (List). ‘Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place’ **** (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Very much encapsulating the spirit of the Fringe’ (Fest).

Ben Target: Work in Progress

Exquisite new ideas from 'maverick physical comedian (and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee) Ben Target' (Guardian). Winner, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, 2011. 'Bewildering fun' (Scotsman). 'A joy to be part of' **** (Skinny). 'Unruly daftness' (List). 'Imagine there was no Ben Target. The world would unquestionably be a darker, less interesting place' **** Chortle. 'A true original and a legend in the making' (Guardian). [et_pb_acf_repeater_table field_name="Show|date_&_time_listings" image_size="thumbnail" link_image="none" default_style="off" odd_row_colour="#e02b20" odd_text_colour="#ffffff" even_row_colour="#e08682" even_text_colour="#ffffff" _builder_version="3.11" /]

Beth Vyse as Olive Hands in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle

The sell out show comes to Leicester: a mother and baby show, like you've never seen before! She's tried everything to get back on daytime TV, but she's never gone this far before... Britain's number two in the morning, leopard-clad daytime presenter Olive Hands returns to the Fringe, and this time she thinks she's cracked it! 'Funniest thing I've seen at the Fringe' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (Chortle), 'a gigantic idiot' **** (Scotsman) [et_pb_acf_repeater_table field_name="Show|date_&_time_listings" image_size="thumbnail" link_image="none" default_style="off" odd_row_colour="#e02b20" odd_text_colour="#ffffff" even_row_colour="#e08682" even_text_colour="#ffffff" _builder_version="3.11" /]

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

| Aug 2-7, 9-21, 23-26 | 21:00 | 1 hour | 16+ | 'Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another...' (List). This year Bob's got a new toy made in Russia by a man called Sergey. Anything can happen if you let it. Winner of Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize for Spirit of the Fringe. Also: Chortle Award for Event of the Year, Barry Award for Person of the Fringe, Leicester Comedy Liberty Award, TVBomb Zeitgeist Award and nominated twice for Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality... 'A nightmare living the dream. Amazing...' (GlasgowLive.co.uk).

Brendon Burns Mansplainin’

| Aug 3-26 | 20:00 | 1 hour | 16+ | 90% of tour dates sold out in under 24 hours! Book early! Only £6.50 to pre-book. Host of the international smash hit and critically acclaimed podcast Dumb White Guy (half a million downloads on SoundCloud alone) turns his eye from race to gender. In his 20th solo hour, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Brendon Burns does the unthinkable at the worst time imaginable. Defending masculinity and the #metoo movement in equal measure. Ladies. Trust us. You're gonna frikken love this show. £6.50 to ensure entry or PWYW if there's room. Warning! Contains material that some may find offensive!

Carl Donnelly Speaks to Dead People

| Aug 18-22 | 00:10 | 1 hour 30 hours | 16+ | Have you ever wondered why you can't speak to the dead? You aren’t drunk enough silly. You need alcohol and a selection of inebriated comedians to really make a seance go pop! Come with an open mind (and low expectations) as Carl Donnelly and his comedy guests try and make contact with those you loved that have passed over.

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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