I think we're nearly done with this.
Nick Hall: Dodekahedron
Underbelly George Square, 17:30. Paid
In which Nick fucks a bike.
Nish Kumar: Long Word...Long Word...Blah Blah Blah...I'm So Clever
Pleasance Courtyard, 19:15. Paid
In which Nish plays Monopoly.
Oli Bettesworth: Sunshine And Lollipops (And A Creeping Sense Of Existential Terror)
Laughing Horse @ The Jekyll & Hyde, 21:00, August 21st-30th. Free
In which Oli radiates positivity and goodwill and won't say anything remotely bleak.
Orry Gibbens & Red Richardson: Better Than Crap
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 14:30. Free
Orry once booked me for a gig which coincidentally happened to be attended by most of my old school. Turns out it was a fundraiser for a guy I knew who'd been paralysed. Very sad. Lovely to see em though.
Pat Cahill: Panjandrum
Heroes @ The Hive, 18:40. Pay What You Want
In which Pat breaks the silence and truths us about where colours come from.
Paul Currie: Re-Release The Baboons
Heroes @ The Hive, 18:30. Pay What You Want
I missed Paul's show last year. I think he eats loads of popcorn or something. Maybe he'll do that again.
Paul Duncan McGarrity: Today Is The Good Old Times Of Tomorrow
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, 14:30. Free
This sounds like a nice, uplifting show. Feelgood vibes, I bet.
Phil Kay: MegaBusy
Heroes @ Bob's BlundaBus, 20:30, August 13th-23rd. Pay What You Want
Phil Kay, on a bus, doing his thing.
Phil Wang: Philth
Pleasance Courtyard, 18:00. Paid
In which Phil hopefully does his impression of a red pen, I love that bit.
Pierre Novellie Is Anxious Peter
Pleasance Courtyard, 21:30. Paid
Last year he was "Mighty Peter." Pierre's self-confidence seems to have taken a hit. Cheer up, Pierre!
Pippa Evans: There Are No Guilty Pleasures
PBH @ Bannerman's, 13:45. Free
Pippa says there are no guilty pleasures, but she hasn't seen how much Aqua I've got on my iPod.
Richard Gadd: Waiting For Gaddot
PBH @ Banshee Labyrinth, 23:30. Free
I missed Richard last year, too. Wish I hadn't, sounded great. I'm gonna go this time.
Richard Soames Does The Right Thing
Underbelly George Square, 18:50. Paid
In which Richard takes us inside the brain of a nice man using audiovisual cues.
Richard Todd & Robin Hill: Lost Property
PBH @ Cowgatehead, 20:15. Free
Couple of severed heads doing their comedy thing.
Richard Wright: Pundamental Christian
Laughing Horse @ The Blind Poet, 11:00. Free
I think Richard's is the only comedy show in Edinburgh at this time of the day except for Bridget Christie. So go up for two days and see em both.
Rob Auton: The Water Show
PBH @ The Banshee Labyrinth, 16:00. Free
In which Rob explores the stuff we're all made of, where fish live.
Rory O'Keeffe: Job's Worth
PBH @ The Southsider, 15:15. Free
In which Rory tries to prove himself as a serious, professional guy with a proper job and a briefcase and everything.
Sad Faces Present The Dawn Chorus
Underbelly Cowgate, 16:40. Paid
In which Jack Bernhardt, Tom Crowley and Tobi Wilson adapt a Penguin classic nobody's heard of.
Sam Simmons: Spaghetti For Breakfast
Underbelly Potterow, 21:00. Paid
In which Sam lets us know about the things that shit him.
Sarah Bennetto: Fritters Away An Hour Of Your Life...Mmm, Fritters
Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 20:30. Free
Hands down, best show title. No contest.
Underbelly Cowgate, 12:20. Paid
In which Thom Tuck plays the world's oldest clown.
Simon Caine Presents Buddhism And Cats
Just The Tonic @ The Caves, 19:30. Pay What You Want
In which Simon becomes a Buddhist and gets a cat.
Simon Munnery: And Nothing But
The Stand Comedy Club, 15:30. Paid
A promising up-and-comer.
Simon Munnery's Fylm School
Heroes @ The Hive, 19:40. Pay What You Want
In which Simon and friends bring the medium of film to the medium of the stage.
Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrap
PBH @ Liquid Room Annexe, 19:10. Free
Sofie, please can I be a guest on your podcast?