Venue: Wilkie House: Space 1
Fat girls have all the fun! And none more so than Miranda Kane, who became Melody - a £2000 a night escort, and weighed over 300lbs to boot. In this tell-all comedy, she exposes the truth about sex workers, their clients, and the hilarious, heart-warming and often bizarre moments in a unique career. It's an eye-opening look at a fascinating industry with hilarious anecdotes and a no-holes barred (no pun intended) Q&A. Even if it's not your first time with a prostitute, it'll be the funniest!
Brothers and sisters of the Fringe, discard your differences and heed the Brethren's call. Help us wage whimsical war against seriousness through immersive character comedy from our (not so) secret yurt cave within the Free Sisters. Follow the action on Twitter: @TheBrethrenofL
Angus Dunican has never been very good at being himself. In fact, the one person he would have rather been, lived in the same house as him. His older brother was always better at causing explosions, melting things and falling off stuff. This was all long before the pubs started to let him in; that’s when his act got really tough to follow. Angus getting diagnosed with a chronic kidney disorder at 22 may also have hindered matters somewhat. It’s a show about having a hero, trying to be a hero and finding something better instead.
Celebration of legendary act Bob ‘The Tray’ Blackman. Additional material by Albert Shakeshaft. Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. 'Genuinely hilarious 5/5' (ThreeWeeks). 'Great fun' (Kate Copstick, Scotsman).
Venue: Chiquito: Basement
Hewn from actual slates! The team will warm you up with a series of fun games before wowing you with a full short play, all of it composed right before your eyes.
Venue: Southsider: Southsider
Bear Pit Comedy Podcast podcast is made up to bring you its legendary lunchtime chat show podcast featuring the most fantastic and fabulous acts from this year's Fringe. Different guest stars every day. Do not miss! **** (@uberfringe), ‘Incredible’ (ThreeWeeks). ‘Unreal’ (BroadwayBaby.com).
The Barnes Identity is Chris Barnes’ first Edinburgh show. Starring Steve Nightingale, a pub philosopher and rock god. Steve will tell the world the conspiracy theories he believes in: Paul McCartney, UFOs and X Factor. Amanda Buss is a single mum of three or four. Amanda reads from her holiday diary and helps the audience with their love lives as an agony aunt. Trevor Feelgood is a loveable nerd. He will woo the ladies with his magic, bible reading, rubbish jokes and monkey puppet.
How do you make a Venetian Blind? Poke him in the eye. How do you make a Glaswegian blind? Give him two genetically knackered retinas. But he’s not bitter, he’s Jamie MacDonald - That Funny Blind Guy. In his first solo Fringe show Jamie takes you on his ill-judged city break to London. Striving for independence is not always advisable. Vicious guide dogs; suicidal taxi drivers and the disabled seating area in Heathrow all make Jamie yearn for home. Find your way to That Funny Blind Guy this Fringe. A triumph of humour over eyesight. www.freefestival.co.uk
Alison will tell you stuff she has written in notebooks. SYTYF semi-finalist, RTE's New Comedy Awards, Republic of Telly. ‘One to watch’ (Totally Dublin). Former hip-harpist from Des Bishop’s last show, comedy harpist is back in the ‘burgh with the gigantic stringed thing, strumming about fairy tales and Mel Gibson. Expect relaxation, laughter and awesome bird random, burger-bribed man in McDonald's. Musical Comedy Awards finalist 2013, Steven Seller - the geek from the Middle East - sings songs about your mum and dinosaurs. ‘No-one does musical comedy like this … uber-dork’ (ComedyCentral.co.uk).
Charming goon Sy Thomas: 'highly enjoyable' (Time Out), most recently seen on Richard Hammond's Secret Service (BBC1) and one half of award-winning Fringe favourite Life of Si. 'Amiable, eccentric, self-deprecating … an act of delightfully nutty repartee' (LA Weekly), ***** (allthefestivals.com) - hosts a daily changing bill of some of the hottest comedians at the festival, with obligatory pun-based show title. (N.B. Ability to pause or rewind live performance not available, though viewing possible in HD if you have good eyes). www.sythomas.com.