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storytelling, stand-up

1 Ball Show: 1 More Encore

01-25 AUG 16:50
When Terence Hartnett found out that his testicular cancer had spread to his lung, he got out his notebook and started writing jokes. Two years later, 1 Ball Show has been performed at New York City's Carolines on Broadway, Chicago's Lincoln Lodge and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for sold-out crowds. Chemo sucks and so does losing a lung, but if you can't laugh, you might as well be dead already. 'Highly recommended show!' (FringeReview.co.uk); 'Insightful, emotional and laugh-out-loud funny!' (Comedy Clubhouse).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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stand-up

1 Irish, 1 English: Mornings

01-25 AUG 11:00
Join us at 11am for a stand-up comedy show featuring English comedian Ollie Fox and Irish comedian Reece Kidd. With over 25 million views online, 27,000 followers, a British Comedy Guide Award under their belts, and sold-out shows last year in Edinburgh, London and Barcelona. 'Formidable' (NottsComedyReview.wordpress.com).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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storytelling, stand-up

1 Lung Run

01-25 AUG 20:35
After beating cancer twice (losing a lung and a testicle in the process) NYC comedian Terence Hartnett is starting to run again in his new home: Vienna. An ex-pat, a cancer survivor and a runner walk into a bar... 'Whip-smart and emotionally intelligent, Hartnett is not to be missed.' (Comedy Clubhouse).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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compilation, stand-up

11pm Live at the Big Cave

01-25 AUG 23:00
End your day at the Festival in style at our iconic Edinburgh venue with the very best in stand-up talent. Expect top TV names, Netflix stars, and gems of the festival in this 90-minute late-night boozy extravaganza where anything goes! Rub shoulders and boogie with the artists until the wee hours!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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satire

2024 Greek Comedian of The Year, Greek in The Sheets – George Zacharopoulos

02-25 AUG 18:05
A show about love, sex and fear of death. Sold-out in Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tour support for Jim Jefferies, Larry Dean, Chris McCausland. As seen on BBC One, Sky Arts and iTV. 'Accomplished stand-up at quite a frenetic pace.' ***** (One4Review.co.uk). 'A masterclass in comedic storytelling.' ***** (TheQR.co.uk). 'Wicked sense of humour.' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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comedy, clown

3HAMS

01-25 Aug 14:25
3HAMS is produced by Charlie Traisman and Makena Miller. The play premiered in NYC at Triskelion Arts Brooklyn, and ran at Brooklyn Comedy Collective and Caveat NYC. Director: Billie Aken-Tyers, associate director of the hit show, Titanique (Off-Broadway, Daryl Roth Theater). 3HAMS follows Max and Ry, two friends whose bond was forged through their shared struggle with eating disorders. In the confines of their collective brain, they must confront truths of their unhealthy dynamic, and what is needed to break the cycle. In the muck of it all, the greatest insight comes from an unlikely source… a literal ham.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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comedy, stand-up

5 Headliners for £10 at Just The Tonic

2-4 & 21-23 AUG 13:30
Five top-level circuit comedians perform their very best material, one after the other. No picking on the audience, no MC in between asking you where you're from – just non-stop laughs from headline-level international comedy circuit professionals who know exactly how to bring the funny! There is no better value-for-money way to spend £10 at the Fringe. Total sell-out 2023, so book early!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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magic, Family-friendly

6 Impossible Things

01-11 AUG 16:00
An Alice in Wonderland parody magic show! Come be part of the magic! Las Vegas magician Jordan Rooks combines magic, comedy and storytelling into an unforgettable time! Jordan's unique parody and magic shows combine stories we all grew up to love, real-world situations and brings magic to a whole new level. You won't want to miss this!

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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Musical Comedy, improv

999 Problems

01-11 AUG 17:05
Multi award-winning Irish comedian Paul Marsh is back with his new show about turning 50, marriage and firefighting. Join Paul and his friend Lorcan on guitar, for a gag-filled hour of stories, songs, audience participation and one-liners (loads of one-liners!). The two biggest comedy clubs in Dublin refer to him as 'Ireland's biggest gag merchant' and 'the king of one-liners'. You are guaranteed a fast-paced hour of laughter, with more jokes and variety than any other show at this year's Fringe!

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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Musical Comedy, Alternative Comedy

A Tale of Two Fitties

13-25 AUG 23:30
Join two of the UK's most exciting new comedians for a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy. Part-time Timothée Chalamet impersonator JoJo Maberly (BBC Radio 4) was the winner of 2023's Musical Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer award. She has 'talent and likeability in equal measures' (FunnyWomen.com) and 'a pretty face' (Her Ex-Boss). Daddy's boy Ben Pollard (BBC One, OUTtv) is a So You Think You're Funny, MCA and LGBTQ New Comedian finalist. 'He's so so so good' (Kiri Pritchard-McLean). 'One of the f*cking funniest things I have ever seen' (Scott Capurro).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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Family-friendly, stand-up

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

01-11 AUG 15:00
An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high energy hijinks from three of the comedy circuit's funniest performers. Don't miss out on one of the Fringe's most popular all-ages comedy shows, returning for its twelfth year at the Edinburgh Fringe after hundreds of sell-out shows! 'Humour for everyone... I can't recommend it highly enough' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'This show has to have wide appeal. Thankfully, it has bucket loads... a great show' **** (Skinny). 'Obtains every ounce of mirth... keeping adults, children and teens alike rejoicing' **** (EdFestMag.com).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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stand-up

Adam Bloom – Masterclasses

02-10 AUG 10:00
Last year Adam Bloom wrote a groundbreaking, best-selling book: Finding Your Comic Genius. It's possibly the most advanced book ever written about stand-up and resulted in him holding masterclasses all over the world. This masterclass is an intense and in-depth study of Adam's book in the form of an intimate Q&A, where everyone present will walk away with a much deeper understanding of his methods and theories on comedy. Attendees who have already read the book will benefit most from the class. However, anyone who hasn't read the book will still learn a huge amount.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Baillie Room

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stand-up

Adam Bloom: Bloom Mic Moments

02-10 AUG 19:45
Since last performing in Edinburgh in 2007, Adam Bloom has ghostwritten for 70 comedians as well as working on 29 projects with an Oscar nominee. He's finally back doing what he does best, stand-up. Expect one hour of intensely inventive comedy from the author of best-selling book Finding Your Comic Genius. Bloom has not only won a Time Out award for Best Stand-Up voted for by his industry, he has also won a Universal Award at this festival, voted for by the public.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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Dark Comedy, stand-up

Adam Riley: Late-night Comedy in the Afternoon

01-25 AUG 15:45
Looking for dark and dirty jokes but want to go to bed early? Then look no further! Join Adam Riley for an hour of flaps-to-the-wall stand-up from the man they couldn't cancel because he didn't have a career. It's one hilarious hour of late-night comedy. At 3.45pm!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, Work in Progress

Adele Cliff Has Some New Ideas You Might Enjoy

01-25 AUG 14:00
Leicester Comedy Award nominee, Amused Moose Award shortlist-ee and double Pegasus Comedy Award win-ee, Adele has a year of new ideas to share. 'Guaranteed laughs' ***** (The Student). Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), UK Pun Champion 2020. 'Absolutely charming' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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improv, adaptation

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

01-25 AUG 16:30
No script, Sherlock! Stars of UK and Australian Fringes take you on an award-winning improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London's greatest detective. Light your (imaginary) pipe as an engrossing spontaneous mystery tale unfolds before you. Family friendly. 'Exhilarating! The best of its kind' ***** (FringeFeed.com.au). 'Excellent... very funny and beautifully devious' **** (FringeGuru.com). 'Copious amounts of talent and boundless potential' **** (PlaysToSee.com). 'Total mastery' ***** (GreatScott.media). Winner, Fringe World Variety Show Award 2020.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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Alternative Comedy, stand-up

Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry

01-25 AUG 23:35
The award-winning comedian Alfie Brown is back with his first show since the fabric of his reality disintegrated. In this show, Alfie separates his failures from his misfortunes and arrives at the conclusion that ‘life is beautiful’. Captivating and subversive stand-up from one of the very best in the country. Chortle Best Show Award Winner 2022. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2022. 'It's tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking 'Wow! F**k! Wow!'' ***** (Scotsman). ‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ ***** (List).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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Alfie Dundas and Benjy Wilder: Cold Brew Comedy

01-25 AUG 13:55
The world is ending. Who cares? Grab an iced coffee and settle in for an hour of standup from the self-appointed 24-year-old spokesmen for the worst generation on record (so far): Alfie Dundas (Beat the Frog Winner, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian semi-finalist) and Benjy Wilder (two time Chortle Student Competition semi-finalist, Soho Labs graduate). Laugh, cry, or exhale gently every so often as they bring floppy-hair nihilism and Gen-Z angst to life.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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burlesque, variety

All-Stars Burlesque

01-25 AUG - 21:00
The ultimate international burlesque extravaganza has returned due to high demand! Sold-out run 2023. A celebration of bodies, tradition and inclusivity by award-winning, world-class artists and rising stars on the scene. Appearing in the historic surroundings of the Caves. Brought to you by the executive producer of five-star sell-out Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque, this new All-Stars Burlesque show pushes the boundaries of striptease one step further. Presenting prize winners from Europe's largest industry competition, World Burlesque Games, acclaimed show-stopping artists from around the globe and the hottest new stars around! Warning: may cause excitement!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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compilation, stand-up

Altitude Comedy Festival: The Late Show

01,03,09,10,16,17,23,24 AUG 23:45
The world's best late show comes to the Fringe for the first time! Altitude Comedy Festival (Winner of Best Overseas Festival) boasts previous performers that include... Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Micky Flanagan, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Katherine Ryan, Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, Gina Yashere, Bill Bailey, Jim Jefferies, Jo Brand, Daniel Sloss, Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty and Dylan Moran, just to name a few. So expect big names and the usual late night shenanigans that this late show is renowned for. 'Altitude is awesome' (Tim Minchin). 'Go!' (Jimmy Carr).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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storytelling, performance art

Amelia Jane Hunter: Exquisite Pervert

01-25 AUG 21:05
A comedy about the adventures of a 50-year-old woman chasing the perfect lighting, powerful personalities and satisfying sausage condiment. Inspired by the basements of Berlin, beauties in Barcelona and one woman's quest to reignite the power and purpose of love. Pervert: (verb) to distort or corrupt the original course or state of something. Exquisite: (adjective) extremely delicate, intensely felt. Pervert (noun). person whose sexual behaviour is regarded as abnormal. 'A tour-de-force of defiant attitude, a clarion cry to be proud of who you are and not be confined by convention’ **** (Chortle.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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comedy, LGBTQ+

An Adequate Abridgement of Boarding School Life as a Homo

01-11 AUG 11:30
Meet Johnny, an 18-year-old at an all-boys boarding school. He ambles through daily life, Britney in his ears, failing to fit into the school's (rather rigid) mould. But things get exciting. Enter Harry, a charming rugby lad. To save time, Johnny and Harry shag. Constantly. This isn't a coming out story, nor a gay tragedy, and it is not porn. It is life through the lens of a young queer man, navigating Grindr, hyper-masculinity and an institution that is rife with shame.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up

An Afternoon with Clinton Baptiste

25 AUG 16:00
Britain's foremost clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights brings you a "best of" from his UK tours. Beware. He's only telling you what spirits are telling him. 'Hilarious!' (Chris Moyles, Radio X).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Andrew Maxwell: The Bare Maximum

01-25 AUG 17:40
The double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee is back! 'Furiously funny' (Times). 'One of the funniest men in Britain' (Telegraph). 'If you can only see one stand-up act, see Maxwell' (Mirror). He's the winner of the Time Out Award for Best Live Comic, Chortle's Best Live Comedian and Channel 4's King Of Comedy. As seen on Live at the Apollo, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock The Week and the winner of Celebrity Mastermind. Andrew is also the voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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stand-up

Andy Roach: Laughing at Conspiracy Theories 2024

01-25 AUG 21:30
Laughing at conspiracy theories... That's it. Flat Earthers. Aliens. Spy Balloons. The Titanic. Paul McCartney. YouTube wormholes. God. What's real? It will all be in there, one way or another.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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storytelling, stand-up

Anthony Rodman: Words from a Man Who Cannot Read

01-25 AUG 10:25
Can't hold a hand, conversation or baby... Anthony Rodman hopes to reel in the audience with an hour of stand-up.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, Neurodiversity-led

Arielle Dundas: Hyperactivity Disorder

01-25 AUG 22:20
Arielle Dundas explores the ways her ADHD has impacted her life from making carelesss mistakes to breaking her own heart. From misplacing her keys to losing her mind over politics. From struggling with time management to healing her relationship with her body. Relatable for people with ADHD. Informative for people without it. Hilarious for everyone. Arielle is a stunningly talented performer (at least that's what she's written in this description) who has performed all over the world, including two hours at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Philosophical, but personal. Silly, but cerebral. Provocative, but primarily hysterical.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, solo show

Asli Akbay: Tomboy

01-25 AUG 16:00
Asli Akbay is and always has been a Tomboy. Born in the 1980s, back when no one even knew they had pronouns to defend, Asli was already on her own gender-fluid journey, climbing trees and shunning skirts. But as a teenager, things got complicated. Convinced she had to look 'girly' to attract boys, Asli grew her hair and accepted life in a female body. As a TomAdult she now thinks she knows better than to kowtow to Instagram grooming levels. But does it have to be so... ahem... binary? Join her on this comedic coming-of-age gender journey.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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stand-up

Award-Winning Little Smash Comedy: Best in Stand-Up

01-25 AUG 21:55
Little Smash Comedy brings its multi award-winning show to the Fringe after a sell-out run in 2023. An hour of fast paced stand-up exactly how it should be! Featuring short sets from some of the industry's biggest names alongside rising stars hosted by some of the finest MCs in the UK. Previous acts include Mark Simmons, Jack Skipper, Josh Baulf, Fiona Ridgewell, Josh James, Jordan Gray and more! Chortle Award Winners 2023 and 2024.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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theatre

Battle Counters!

01-11 AUG 12:10
Cal Counters feels wasted in his hometown of Letterville. In a hero's journey you've seen a thousand times, Cal must count counters to defeat Count Numbers, the ruler of Countovia, in the ancient game of Battle Counters. Grab your cereal and strap in for a nostalgic hit of Saturday morning cartoons. It’s your classic tale of good versus evil… with added counters! In their debut Fringe show, John and Christian – ‘Deliciously sharp wit’ (OughtToBeClowns.com) – present a fictional 00s anime of epic proportions. Count 'em up!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Becky Cheatle: Starfighter

01-11 AUG 21:05
Becky Cheatle is a rising star of the Irish comedy scene, however her 50 years spent as a man received mixed reviews. In her new stand-up show Starfighter, she hilariously explores her gender transition journey through the lens of her lifelong love of Star Wars.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up, solo show

Bella Humphries: Square Peg

01-25 AUG 18:10
Bella Humphries: Square Peg – Hotly anticipated stand-up debut about family, farmers and finding out that being yourself is really hard work! Rising star Bella Humphries 'oozes charm' (BlizzardComedy.co.uk) as she delves into every nook and cranny of her life so far to find out who she is, and why. As heard on BBC Radio Wales and seen at Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Greenman Festival and supporting Kiri Pritchard-Mclean on tour.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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Alternative Comedy, character comedy

Ben Goldsmith: CrimeLandTown

01-25 AUG 17:55
CrimeLandTown is an affectionate one-man character comedy spoof of the Italian-American gangster epic. It's a story of a mafia heist, told by a bar singer who always wanted to be a wiseguy, but never made the grade. It's a daft narrative about ambition, failure and Frank Sinatra. Like Goodfellas, but really dumb. Ben has been heard on BBC Radio, and sold out shows at the Camden, Prague and Edinburgh Fringes. Nominated for two awards at LA's IndieX Film Festival. 'Slick, funny. Confident ridiculousness' (TheSpyInTheStalls.com). 'Fantastic... Hilarious' (LitteLarkOfLondon.com).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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Science and Technology, stand-up

Ben Miller: Volcano

01-25 AUG 13:05
What happens when a comedian walks into a volcano? In 2023, Ben Miller was the artist-in-residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the first stand-up comedian ever selected. This was probably a terrible idea on their part. Come watch this show where scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller explores volcanology, entomology, Hawaiian history, cats, cookies and more. And yes that photo is real. Ben has made people laugh in front of a burning lava lake, and he is not afraid of you.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, solo show

Benedict Townsend: Friends With Benedict

01-11 AUG 16:00
After a series of sold-out performances, Benedict Townsend brings his stand-up show to the Fringe for the very first time. Townsend is known for writing and hosting the internationally successful online show Scroll Deep, his hilarious celebrity interviews with stars such as Jim Carrey and Paul Rudd, and for his online comedy videos, which have netted him over 350,000 followers across social media. Get ready for stories, surprises, and possibly even laughs.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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storytelling, new writing

Benji Waterstones: Maddening (Work in Progress)

01-25 AUG 16:35
Rising-star comedian (Evening Standard), NHS psychiatrist and author Benji Waterstones returns from a sold-out Edinburgh run with more tales from the psych ward. 'Darkly comic and enlightening... This Is Going To Hurt for the mind' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Abundant humour and colourful stories suffused in compassion' (Scotsman). Telegraph's Top 5 jokes of Edinburgh 2023 **** (Entertainment-Now.com). **** (LostInTheatreland.co.uk). **** (MervSpotFringe.com). **** (TheRecs.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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burlesque, variety

Best of Cabaret

01-25 AUG 18:00
Best of Cabaret from the Fringe returns with an all-star diverse rotating cast of international and regional seasoned artists in the genre. Vivacious vocalists, variety, circus, comedy and award-winning headline burlesque stars to complete the night. Best of Cabaret showcases a round up of the finest acts at the 2024 Fringe in one stellar showcase. The hottest cabaret ticket in town! Sold-out run 2023. Back due to high demand. New show nightly.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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compilation, immersive

Big Gay Afterparty

01-25 AUG 00:30
Queer, chic and outrageous – you're invited to the biggest, gayest party at the Fringe (fun straights allowed). Indulge in the hottest pop-up cabaret experience on Cowgate with a rotating selection of the most electrifying and scandalous performers at the festival. Curated by 'demonic David Bowie' Aidan Sadler (Fest), this is where artists, dreamers and vagabonds drink, make mistakes and dance until the wee hours.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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compilation, stand-up

Big Value Comedy Show

01-25 AUG 15:25
Big Value Comedy Show is an established showcase of the best new comedic talent. This year we have four rising stars performing each and every day. Launched in 1995, previous acts include Micky Flanaghan, Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Milton Jones, Jim Jeffries and Romesh Ranganathan to name but a few. Produced by Darrell Martin of Just The Tonic. Big Value selects the best new acts and rising stars. Darrell wants it to continue helping newer acts have a go at Edinburgh with none of the financial pressures usually associated.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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sketch show, Musical Comedy

Blake Everett: Freak Behaviour

13-25 AUG 21:20
A show about being laughed at. Blake is a comedian, and a freak. Are all comedians freaks? No, some are normal, just like you. I am nothing like you. Come laugh, point and gawk at the freak. As well as being a freak, Blake is a winner of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Comedy, and was nominated for Best Music at the 2023 Melbourne Fringe. 'We loved whatever the f#%k that was' (The Umbilical Brothers). 'Complete and utter mayhem' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'A natural fit in comedy' ****½ (TheMusic.com.au).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up, solo show

Body, Pauline Eyre

01-25 AUG 12:30
Menopause: the comedy gift that keeps on giving. Until it's over. Then what? She's had it all her life and finally, comedian Pauline Eyre is ready to celebrate her body. It's quite challenging, learning to love yourself, isn't it? But if you don't do it now, when will you? 'A comedy show about what it means to be a woman in your fifties learning to live... with some of the most special and perhaps horrifying experiences of life. Her humour is extraordinarily infectious... you will have a lot of fun' (BritishTheatre.com).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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sketch show

Bristol Revunions Presents: All You Can Eat!

13-24 AUG 23:30
The Bristol Revunions are back at the Edinburgh Fringe for 2024, and we've got some incredible new recipes! We'll be chopping, stirring, kneading and boiling to serve you some delicious laughs. With a flavour for every palate, bottomless drinks and tastes for all ages, make sure to catch them before the buffet goes cold!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Bryan Berlin: Still Running Scared

01-11 AUG 17:00
Bryan's been a runner for 10 years, but still doesn't know if he likes it. Despite avoiding it as a kid, it has found a way into his life through work, community and romantic relationships. Join Bryan's journey to avoid hitting the wall and runner's trots as he experiences the ups and downs of running in a show The Edinburgh Reporter calls 'an engaging saunter down the past two decades'. If you love running, hate running, or ever wondered 'why am I doing this?' then this show is for you!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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jazz, burlesque

Burlesque, Gin and Jazz

01-25 AUG 19:30
The fastest-selling and most popular show that's appeared at London Burlesque Festival for over 10 years. A classic "bump and grind" extravaganza set to a lively jazz soundtrack in speakeasy style. Bottoms up! Sultry classic burlesque showgirls take to the stage for a night of sizzling hot jazz vocalists and music from the 1930s and beyond. Burlesque like it was meant to be seen. An homage to the golden era of striptease. Prepare for an evening at the hottest show around!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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stand-up

Car Boot

01-25 AUG 19:40
Split bill hour of emerging talent Mia Minkova and Ayla Moore. Car Boot showcases their finest material, some bits that are treasures now and some that will be worth a lot one day.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Caroline McEvoy: Glass Child

19-25 AUG 14:40
Caroline had a pretty typical childhood. Her younger brother, who has autism, did not. In her latest show, Caroline looks back at their upbringing in Northern Ireland, with 45 minutes of jokes, stories and silliness. Caroline is a stand-up from Bangor, Northern Ireland, based in London. Founder of 2x Chortle award-winning night Comedy Bandits. 'She's a star' (Alison Spittle). Komedia New Act Semi-Finalist 2024. Funny Women Stage Awards Shortlist 2021, 2022, 2023. Soho Theatre Labs Alumni 2023.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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Dark Comedy, Alternative Comedy

Catherine McCafferty: (Not) That Bad

01-25 AUG 15:30
Catherine McCafferty is (Not) That Bad. This dark comedy is about death, dating and diarrhea. McCafferty will take you on the journey of growing up in alcoholism, coming out of the closet, watching her dad die and (arguably) worst of all: shitting herself in public. Catherine stands by her promise that the show, and her personality, are truly not that bad.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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international, stand-up

Chanel Ali: Break Up With Your Dad

01-11 AUG 19:15
If you can break up with your dad, you can break up with anyone. Star of the NYC comedy scene teaches you how to fight everyone – and win. You might recognise Chanel from her two Comedy Central specials, and the hit Netflix series Dash and Lily. Catch her at the Fringe as your silly and hilarious relationship expert who'll make you feel fantastic about living your best life. Don't miss this, your chance to catch one of the USA's hottest comedy exports for a limited run this Fringe.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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stand-up

Chelsea Birkby: This is Life, Cheeky Cheeky

01-25 AUG 21:20
Following her award-winning debut and sell-out run, Chelsea Birkby's back with a meditation on lust for life. Playfully combining pop culture and philosophy in this smart and silly show unpacking being in the moment, desire and also ass. 'Very funny... There's a sharp mind behind the sweet exterior' **** (Telegraph). 'Brilliant... Hugely promising and already accomplished' **** (Scotsman). 'A real star' ****½ (Sunday Post). 'Deceptively smart' **** (Fest). Amused Moose Best Debut 2022. Comedian's Choice Best Show Nominee. Best Jokes 2022 (Telegraph, Times). Writer on Mock the Week. Ass seen on BBC Three.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Dark Comedy, drama

Cheryl-Lee Fast: Hypnotic Love

01-11 AUG 15:30
Cheryl-Lee Fast invites you on a comedic journey of hypnotic love. Inspired by true events, our protagonist unwittingly enters a mentalist's realm where subconscious characters plague the conscious mind, realities are blurred and consequences are unintended. Can we be hypnotised into happiness without moving through the layers of discontent that poke and prod us from the depths of our unconscious mind? Or is our future a product of an immutable past?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up

Clayton Smith: Guns For Jesus

01-25 AUG 12:15
American comedian, Clayton Smith, makes his Fringe debut with a solo stand-up show that is cerebral, raunchy, heartfelt and quintessentially American. He cracks jokes about growing up in a prison town, America's obsession with guns, his life in New York City and his experiences with love and heartbreak. This show asks the important questions: What is the secret to a long marriage? How do you become famous overnight? What kind of gun would Jesus have?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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compilation, stand-up

Comedy Brunch

01-25 AUG 11:25
Stand-up Comedy Brunch, a delightful compilation show with top comedians serving you up a hilarious feast. Join us for a side-splitting experience where the laughs are bottomless... New comedians each and every day booked by @OnlyJokingComedy.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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stand-up

Comedy in the Dark

01-25 AUG - 18:00
The sell-out, unique comedy experience returns. Past acts include Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Greg Davies. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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stand-up

Comedy in the Dark – Late

01-18 AUG 22:10
A late-night version of the sell-out unique show. Similar to the earlier show, but 'darker' and later. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out). Listings at www.justthetonic.com.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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stand-up

Connor Burns: 1994

01-25 AUG - 21:45

Scotland's comedy meteor's new show! 'Great comedy talent... he is fearless and it is wonderful. Hilarious!' ***** Scotsman. Sell out 2023 Fringe (2000 extra seats added!). Just for Laughs taping, off Broadway run, smash hit UK debut 50 date tour.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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thriller, horror

Corporate Finch

01-11 AUG 23:30
It's midnight in St. Jacobs, Ontario, and two teenagers are breaking into an old factory. Will they make it out alive? Corporate Finch is a critically acclaimed new one-act thriller from award-winning Canadian playwright Taylor Marie Graham. 'Highlight of our first day at Fringe' (MyEntertainmentWorld.ca). 'Genuine creepiness' (BroadwayWorld.com). 'Steadily spooky' (SlotkinLetter.com). 'Well-performed and well-directed' (Toronto Star). 'Had me on the edge of my seat' (IstvanDugalin.com). 'Shines a flickering, warehousey light on two fabulously talented young actors' (OurTheatreVoice.com). 'Brilliance in the simplicity' (CJRU 1280AM). 'A show you simply have to see' (AViewFromtheBox.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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stand-up

Craig Hill: I've Been Sitting On This For A While!

01-25 AUG 19:00
He has! Craig celebrates his 25th show at the Fringe. In his own words, he's 'never had it off!' Everything you ever thought, but never said out loud! Brimming with double entendres, dance routines and songs to make you wish you'd taken out shares in Tena Lady! Unfiltered hilarity! An adrenaline rush of a show. 'I've not heard a room laugh so long and hard... Genuinely funny' ***** (Mirror); 'Laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... Absolutely hilarious' **** (List); 'Brilliant!' (Daily Record); Nominee: Billy Connolly Spirit Of Glasgow Award 2023.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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character comedy, solo show

Cult Classic(k)

13-25 AUG 12:50
Grab your Kombucha and get ready to live your best life with wellness influencer and the reigning queen of good vibes only, Mia Culpa, as she takes you on her signature transformination journey that will leave you feeling, like, totally amazing. Award-nominated writer/performer Miztli Rose returns to Edinburgh with her brand-new WIP character comedy show (directed by Alex Prescot) that delves into the not-so-zen side of the wellness industry, and asks why is it that the people who want to help the most are often the ones who need the most help?

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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DENIZ GOKTAS: DIRECT FROM ISTANBUL

13 AUG 19:00
With his successful column he occupied in the Uykusuz Comics Magazine and his critically acclaimed podcast series Deniz Göktaş’a Ayıracak Vaktim Yok’ (eng. Time due for Deniz Göktaş’), he has been intriguing his Turkish audience all over the world with his politically charged, witty and dry brand of stand-up comedy After releasing his first stand-up comedy special ‘Selam, Selam’ Deniz Göktaş is in pursue of new material and has been working on building his new hour since, and will be performing in Edinburgh at JTT's Atomic at the Fringe. **This stand-up comedy performance will be Turkish Spoken**

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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Alternative Comedy, LGBTQ+

DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show

01-11 AUG 00:10
DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show featuring disco dance numbers, comedy, drag, burlesque, music and did we mention disco?! Based on a love and deeply inaccurate knowledge of the 70s, DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show highlights a cast of comedians, drag and burlesque performers, in a powerfully dumb, clown-filled and chaotic evening full of dance parties, Equus, boxing, puppets, Tang and talk shows hosted by Christopher Morucci and Kendall Davis.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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sketch show, character comedy

Dave Durkom: Durkin' 9 to 5 (WIP)

He has over 150 million views on social media. He is one of the 'five young sketch comedians to watch' (Telegraph). He is one half of Durk & Ski. He is 'very funny & genuinely gripping' (Telegraph). He is 'frantic, innovative, effortlessly likeable' (Leftlion). He is going to take you through a day. His show is half sketch, half character, half stand-up, half video and half funny. (One laugh guaranteed per performance).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

David Eagle: The Eagle Is Candid

01-25 AUG 21:30
The adventures of blind comedian and folk singer David Eagle: accosted by faith healers, bamboozling aggressive Australians and escaping arrest after a nocturnal accordion-based antisocial incident. Plus a couple of his songs, one of which was described by the Guardian as 'a comic tour de force', and another one which wasn't. Best Variety Show, Leicester Comedy Festival. 'Brilliant, nuts, heartily recommend!' (Rufus Hound). A regular on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show. Three-time winner, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year. Directed by Ben Van der Velde.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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magic, horror

Dee Christopher: The Psychic Vampire

19-24 AUG 21:30
Tricks, blood and rock'n'roll. Seen by millions worldwide, Dee Christopher returns to the Fringe with a blood-soaked cocktail of vampiric mind reading, laced with dark humour. Featured on Discovery, Comedy Central and as one of the stars of BBC Three's Killer Magic. 'An experience you'll never forget!' ***** (NorthWestEnd.co.uk). 'He'll blow your mind!' ***** (Bizarre Magazine).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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clown, character comedy

DeliaDelia! The Flat-Chested Witch!

01-25 AUG 21:55
Inspired by the "witch hunt" on trans rights in the United States.DeliaDelia! The Flat-Chested Witch! by "particularly funny" (Vulture) Amando Houser is a clown hour that is an unhinged and absurd journey of self discovery. She's a witch from the swamps who happens to be as nasty on the eyes as she is with a basketball. Cursed to find a husband, will she find love by the strike of midnight? Or, doomed to be turned into a serpent with no genitalia forever? This debut solo show is directed by Kedian Keohan

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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adaptation, LGBTQ+

Doctor Faustus

13-25 AUG 12:50
Canadian adaption pares Marlowe's tragedy down to a personal interplay between Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles, the conjured demon, played by drag king Coyote Ugly. Once the deal is struck and Faustus has surrendered heaven for worldly pleasures, the two become everything to each other: servants, lovers, enemies, trapped in an eternal dance. Offering unique and accessible interaction, the audience is invited to participate in Faustus' downfall or welcome to lurk unseen in darkness. Doctor Faustus' Mephistopheles won My Entertainment World's Outstanding Performance (Supporting) for their national premier in Toronto. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the production's international debut.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up, theatre

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

03-25 AUG 14:10
Do you ever get déjà vu? Dylan's last show – 'an innovative way to experience a quarter-life crisis' (TheWeeReview.com) – ended with him deciding to have children. Since then, he's been stuck in a time loop. Yes, like that film. No, Bill Murray isn't in this... If you've ever felt like nothing you do will change things... this show is for you. If your thoughts go round like windmills, getting stuck down rabbit holes... this show is for you. If you enjoy copious amounts of repetition... you get the idea. Do you ever get déjà vu?

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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poetry, spoken word

Edward Tripp: No Man is an Ireland

01-25 AUG 11:45
Enter Edward Tripp's bottomless mind as he straddles comedy and spoken-word, like a genre-defying slut. In this show you can expect defrosted wives, visits from Uncle Connor (who isn't in the IRA) and one unforgivable reference to Michaela Strachan. If you've ever felt like an Ireland, or an Island, this is the show for you. If you've always resented poetry, this is the poetry show for you. 'Whenever Edward's on a comedy line-up, I know I'm in for a treat. Seek him out like buried treasure!' (Spencer Jones). 'Absurd and hysterical' (Razz Magazine).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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true-life, storytelling

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

02-25 AUG 14:50
Award-winning storytelling. Real-life submariner gives unique insider view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Heart warming personal stories of: Danger, suspense and true love underwater. 'One in a million show' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Quietly Wonderful Show' **** (Times). 'Captivating' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Truly excellent' ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). 'Literally made me gasp out loud' ***** (FringeGuru.com). 'Breathtaking' **** (List). 'Deeply moving' **** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Uniquely delightful' ***** (TheWest.com.au). 'Beautifully delivered tale of friendship' ***** (Herald Sun). 'A must see!' ***** (Hairline.org.uk). 'Beautifully crafted, deeply moving' (Time Out). 'Mesmerising' (Guardian).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Freddy Quinne: In Sickness

13-25 AUG 17:05
Fearlessly uncompromising and ruthlessly funny, award-winning comedian Freddy Quinne delves into the depths of his near-fatal illness, a transformative journey that reshaped the course of his life. In this poignant exploration of trauma and fate, Quinne fearlessly confronts the spectre of mortality with razor-sharp humour and unflinching punchlines.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up, character comedy

Free Footlights

01-25 AUG 12:30
The Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy troupe who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century. Founded in 1880, this university drama society boasts an impressive alumni including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Trevor Nunn and Peter Shaffer. Join us for an hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more! Come and see some of the brightest up-and-coming comedians for free, with a different line-up daily!

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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storytelling, solo show

Gary John Miller: Goof

01-11 AUG 12:00
From the brain of Gary John Miller who was once described as a 'mad genius' by a former teacher comes a solo comedy show about growing up and the urge to refuse to do so. 'Gary is tireless, original and multi talented, with equal parts humility and moxie' (Rebecca Wee). 'My son is a deranged and dangerous individual, sorry' (Gary's Dad).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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storytelling, solo show

Gary John Miller: Goof

13-25 AUG 12.10
From the brain of Gary John Miller who was once described as a 'mad genius' by a former teacher comes a solo comedy show about growing up and the urge to refuse to do so. 'Gary is tireless, original and multi talented, with equal parts humility and moxie' (Rebecca Wee). 'My son is a deranged and dangerous individual, sorry' (Gary's Dad).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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Musical Comedy, storytelling

Gemma Caruana: Underwire

01-11 AUG 21:20
You know the saying 'you can't have too much of a good thing'? Well, that's bullshit. Gemma Caruana has always been identified by two big things: her incredible sense of humour and her massive jugs. Was it the ungodly weight of the breast tissue or the weight of societal expectations on people with boobs that made Gemma say 'enough is enough'? Tits, womanhood and hereditary burden, this (now) well-proportioned Maltese titan of comedy and song guides you through what it means to be cursed by what so many others desire.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

H&M: A Split Hour of Stand-Up

01-25 AUG 14:05
Experience the outrageous humour of the brilliant Matt Adlington – 'barrels full of Essex boy charm' (Chortle) – with support from comedy friends, including rising comedy star Harry Pettitt – So You Think You're Funny finalist 2023. With witty observations and charming delivery, this promises to be unforgettable hour of stand-up comedy.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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cabaret, theatre

Hi. I'm Will.

02-11 AUG 11:30
A funny, caustic and vulnerable solo show about who Will Morrison is (aka the gay, genderqueer, sober slut they are) and their journey through alcohol withdrawal and an abusive relationship that got them where they are today. It is a story about overcoming hard times and finding new connections, meaning and priorities in the aftermath. The show features music written or arranged by Morrison.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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sketch show, Alternative Comedy

Hot Concrete: Too Hot (and Too Concretey) for TV

01-11 AUG 12:50
Join the UK's most energetic-yet-simultaneously-downbeat double act as they record the pilot for their groundbreaking TV chat show. Do they have what it takes to impress Big Telly and bag a series? From Henry Whaley (BBC New Comedy Awards 2021; Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2022) and Charlie Billingham (Frosties Water Skills Level 2 2003). Expect 'witty smart but dumb' jokes (Chortle), 'exceptionally written material' (Theatre Weekly) and 'above average backstroke for his year group' (Charlie's swimming coach). As seen / heard on BBC One, Sky Arts, BBC Radio 4.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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Hygge

01-25 AUG 14:25
Welcome to Hygge. A stand-up compilation show like no other, featuring a bunch of professional Norwegian comedians, performing in English. Want to know what hygge means? So do we. Let us cool your warm hearts with our Scandinavian-designed minimalist jokes for one hour. And not a minute longer. Please note we have exported all of the diversity in Norway. Please be impressed by our two Somali comedians, one random French comedian, one gay comedian, one asthmatic comedian and maybe that guy who won Britain's Got Talent. Plus some more native trolls. Skål.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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improv

Incognito Improv: Toxic

13-25 AUG 21:05
Ever been in a relationship that felt a little bit off? Incognito Improv explore all those relationships that have gone from great to ugly. You will laugh, but will you cry? Incognito Improv showcase their hilarious, ground-breaking new show Toxic, and invite world-class guest improvisers to join the fun and try experimental new ideas. Starring Helen Bentley (Rumourville, Tokyo Comedy Store, Oxford Imps), Declan Wolfe (Impro Panto, Studio Wolfe), Inbal Lori (Human Communication, Click, Fragments of Life), and Pete Smith (Rumourville, Kinkonauts, Improvised Star Trek) a team of internationally acclaimed improvisers who have wowed audiences around the world.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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comedy, interactive

Inside The Robot: Kids in Control!

05-25 AUG 13:30
The world's only theatrical escape room! You are the crew of a time-travelling robot and everything has gone wrong. Help! Stunning visual effects and immersive interactive technology mean kids aged 5 to 95 will be enthralled in this thrilling, educational, and hilarious spectacular. Back with fresh new challenges and a new story for 2024 - fans of puzzles, games and silly dances can't miss this unique Fringe experience back for its third year! Catch us in the iconic Big Caves venue like you have never seen it before.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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Musical Comedy, LGBTQ+

Intelligent Bisexual Woman

01-25 AUG 18:20
Gay panic... and Catholic guilt. Reagan Allen tackles both in this musical comedy romp, through intimate overshares about embarrassment at the lesbian bar, nightmarish pregnancy scares, and an undying love for Michael Cera. Whether they identify with intelligence, bisexuality, womanhood, or even none of those things, audiences will root for Allen, who seems to be loved by all, and envied by none. PIT New Works Award, Best Variety Show 2023 (Cantatore & Allen); Official Selection, Vail Comedy Festival 2024 Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2024

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up

Irish Comedy Headliners

01-25 AUG 18:25
Top professional stand-up stand up from the Irish comedy scene and beyond. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2023 and Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2024. Each day the host presents a selection of top quality stand-up comedians who have their own show at the Fringe or have popped over for a few days. A great value show to add to your day at the Fringe.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, solo show

JONATHAN: By Order of the Peaky Grindrs

13-25 AUG 00:10
Remorsed, de-bedded, cried. Divorced, debted, survived. Join Jonathan as he hosts an hour of relatable hilarity. Hailing all the way from London, this is his Edinburgh Fringe debut. Friends, fans and stalkers – everyone is welcome! 'I get many requests for quotes and I don't do them any more' (Matt Lucas). 'I always thought you were very funny' (ex-husband). For his last performance, Sunday 25th, Jonathan will be turning 40 on stage. Tickets for this special show are £40 with profits donated to Fringe Society.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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storytelling, stand-up

Jaffer Khan: Mr. Khan, Why Did 9/11 Happen?

01-25 AUG 22:00
Jaffer Khan (Comedy Central, CBS, Redacted Tonight) does stand-up comedy about growing up a Pakistani Muslim in Texas, being a public high school teacher in Houston, and 9/11.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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Disabled-led, stand-up

Jake Donaldson: Spectacle

01-25 AUG 18:40
Jake is partially blind (or partially sighted, depending on your outlook on life) but what is it really like to be visually impaired? A brand-new hour of stand-up from one of Huffington Post's Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. As seen on NextUp Comedy and Amazon Prime. Nominated for the Visually Impaired Excellence Award at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe. ***** (BunburyMagazine.com). **** (DarkChat). 'Full of heart... top class anecdotal comedy... genuinely class gags that will have you roaring with laughter.' (Blizzard Comedy).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up, solo show

James Beatty – What a Time to Be Alive

01-25 AUG 16:45
Join Essex's cheekiest chap for his debut hour of stand-up. Expect a quick-witted, full-of-beans comedy special, with captivating stories, original material and tales from 77 countries around the world... from someone who lives life to the fullest in his 5th year up at the Fringe. @JamesBeattyComedian. 'Funniest f*cking dude I've ever seen in my life' (Gerard Butler, 2023). 'Hilarious man who lights up any room from Bangkok to Bali, Amsterdam to the Amazon' (Patrick Seymour). 'A star in the making' (his mum).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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stand-up

Jamie DSouza: Brownie!

01-25 AUG 15:15
Jamie (Stand Up Sketch Show, Simon Amstell tour support) is back with a show all about how much of a pathetic coward he is. 'A highly effective way of delivering gag after wry gag' (Chortle.co.uk). **** (Entertainment-Now.com). **** (BroadwayWorld.com). **** (One4Review.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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stand-up, solo show

Jane Mumford: Are You OK?

01-11 AUG 13:20
Half-Brit comedian Jane Mumford was born and raised in Switzerland. As if having a jazz musician for a father didn't single her out enough in a village full of doctors, lawyers and bankers, she decided to become a goth in her teens. Diving deep into our collective experiences as teenagers (lord help us), her second solo show is about the lessons we should never have learned while growing up, the cost of fitting in, and why being a tap-dancing goth was a good idea after all.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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absurdist, Alternative Comedy

Jaz Mattu Returns

02-25 AUG 18:40
The lovable Kentish comedian returns with a coming of age story told via absurdist, chaotic, theatrical stand-up. 'A crazy show of chaos and laughs... Jaz Mattu has created something truly unique with this show.' **** (Entertainment-Now.com). 'Jaz Mattu is a fearless performer' (Ben Target).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

Jenny Hart: Lezard

01-25 AUG 20:35
Award winner Jenny Hart presents her debut Edinburgh show Lezard! A chaotic and uplifting show of side splitting observational stand-up, killer songs and a kazoo solo or two. Do you feel like you've never quite fit in? Then come along and join in as we delve deep into the caverns of Jenny's head spooning out inner saboteurs, sexuality and why Lizards are the best pets.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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stand-up

Jessie Cave and Alfie Brown Share a Work in Progress

01-25 AUG 17:00
Alfie Brown and Jessie Cave share an hour of new material, some of which might be about each other. This will be the first time they've shared a stage in over ten years of being a couple, co-parents and exes.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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comedy, solo show

Jewels

08-14 AUG 10:50
1348. Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about God. And God's angry. The Black Death's on a rampage. Graveyard orgies are in style. With brothels blamed, prostitute Jules has a shot at swapping sin for salvation, walled into a living grave as God's eternal bride. But nuns just want to have fun. Following a "phenomenal performance" in her recent sell-out tour described as "theatrical gold", (London Grip) Tanwen Stokes' writing debut is a subversive spectacle inspired by the women who were hot for Jesus. Think Carry-On-cum-Monty Python-cum-Sister Act-Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris, Amen.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Jimeoin: Who's Your Man?!

01-25 AUG - 20:25

'Hilarious... It gets no better than this' (Time Out). Royal Variety, Palladium, Apollo. 'Inspired' (Independent). 'Wickedly funny!' (Age). 'Don't miss it! If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids.' (Edinburgh Evening News)

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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improv

John Oakes – Rapscallion

1-25 AUG 19:25
Join comedian John Oakes for 50 minutes of improvised hilarity! Featuring entirely extemporized Shakespearean style sonnets, raucous unrehearsed rap recitals and guest appearances from some of the best improvisors at the fringe! 'A joy to behold' ***** (Shakespeare4Breakfast). 'The future of improv' (Mike McShane, Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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Alternative Comedy, stand-up

Josh Makinda Is Probably Fine

01-25 AUG 12:00
Josh Makinda is bringing his debut solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe! Australian, Kenyan-ethnicity, but NYC-based, Josh has been wowing audiences the world over with his unique brand of sharp wit, whip-smart ad-libs and colossal tales of life, wonder and unwellness. You are next! Come and laugh until your tummy hurts; his already does (IBS)! '...Josh Makinda had the audience in his palm... I laughed for a solid fifty minutes, you probably will too.' (IsolatedNation.com). 'Josh Makinda is a rarity... it's comedy of the first order' (The West Australian).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

1-25 AUG 19:15
Journey into the mind of a once small-town boy, now internationally-acclaimed comedian, as he gallivants around the globe sharing stories, observations and thoughts on the weird and wonderful experiences that have coloured his adventures. Kai has toured live in 55 countries with Daniel Sloss, opening in massive theatres and arenas all over the world. Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast Sloss and Humphries on the Road, he has also toured ten solo shows including a brilliant run off-Broadway in New York. Catch Kai in his natural element – live, up close and hilarious! 'Massively funny' **** (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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stand-up

Karl Porter and Ben Silver: 2 Sick Guyz (doing stand-up)

13-25 AUG 16:35
Featuring the slow-mo guy and viral sensation Karl Porter and Hot Water Comedy Club's Breakthrough Act of the Year Ben Silver, 2 sick guyz (doing stand-up) will present each act's best 30 minute comedy sets.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Kevin James Doyle: After Endgame

01-25 AUG 17:05
After Endgame masterfully combines the strategic nuances of chess with the uproarious comedy of life. Doyle has a wealth of experience teaching over 6500 chess lessons in New York City. In this captivating hour filled with drama and intrigue, Doyle takes the audience on a journey across the world: flown to the vibrant city of Singapore at the behest of a mysterious investor, Doyle found himself imparting chess wisdom to some of the world's wealthiest individuals. The tension rises as Kevin navigates these high-stakes players, both on and off the chessboard.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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storytelling, stand-up

Kim McVicar: Female Comedian

13-25 AUG 19:15
Meet Kim McVicar, the Canadian comedian who was listed among the Top 9 Female Comedians to Watch in 2023 by Incluvie. You can check out her latest hour-long special Kim McVicar: Female Comedian on most streaming platforms. This year marks Kim's debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where she invites the audience to join her on a journey through first dates at strip clubs, her fear of fish swimming up her hoo-ha, crowd work antics and more! Grab your tickets today! Let's live, laugh and leave feeling good about the day.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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Alternative Comedy, character comedy

Kit Loyd: Frenzy (WIP)

01-11 AUG 15:15
Oi Oi! Kit Loyd brings you 50 minutes of one-man physical sketch comedy. Co-directed by Trygve Wakenshaw. Winner of the British Comedy Guide Talent Award 2023. 'Loyd is a superb physical comedian, easily the stand-out performer on the night, for me Loyd was head and shoulders above the other acts' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Praise for Nightwatchman (2023): **** (Scotsman). Listed for Best Edinburgh Fringe Comedy (Scotsman). Praise for Gosh (2022): 'One of the best pieces of comedy I've seen in ages' ***** (EdFringeReview.com).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Kurt Sterling: Corporate Chronicles

01-25 AUG 20:00
Emerging star Kurt Sterling takes you on a journey from working class rural Australia to the top of the elite corporate world (and back...) Make no mistake, this show is taking the corporate world down. You will never look at the office the same way again. Sold out at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2024. 'Great crowd work, great content... next time Kurt Sterling please come for longer!' (@RayConradFringe, Instagram)

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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solo show

Kyle Ayers presents: Hard to Say

01-25 AUG 19:25
US comedian Kyle Ayers (Conan, Comedy Central) tries to make light of having Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare nerve disorder known as Suicide Disease. Inherently already a funny topic. Featured in the LA Times for both his comedy and the disease, Kyle performs his show about his experience living with the disease, getting misdiagnosed for years, getting brain surgery, the successful brain surgery eventually wearing off and what life looks like when you may have tried everything and nothing works.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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sketch show, absurdist

Late Night Party Boyz Do a Legally Mandated Kids Show

01-25 AUG 22:10
The Late Night Party Boyz, have messed up... real bad. For crimes against art, a judge sentences them to age down their act and to "Do A Legally Mandated Kids Show." Through sketch comedy and high energy absurdism, they fight to rejoin the world of adult entertainment. Think Tim and Eric, The Mighty Boosh, Sam Simmons and Rick and Morty 'different.' Comprised of Melbourne comic and improviser Damien Vosk and award nominated comedian Ross Purdy, they'll disrupt everything you know about sketch comedy!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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Dark Comedy, Alternative Comedy

Laurence Tuck: Dark/Twisted/Nerdy/Awkward

01-25 AUG 20:00
The title of the show says it all. Join dark, twisted, nerdy and awkward comedian Laurence Tuck for his debut one-man stand-up show. 'Stunningly original jokes, its been years since I've seen a new comedian with jokes this good' (Adam Bloom, legendary comic and author of Finding Your Comic Genius). 'Inventively offbeat' (Chortle.co.uk). 'His writing is wonderfully creative and... extremely impressive' (Notts Comedy Review). 'Quirky and offbeat... I liked him' (Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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stand-up, solo show

Louise Leigh: Distracted

01-25 AUG 15:30
'Hilarious' **** (TheWeeReview.com). 'Brilliant' (Scotsman). 'Go see this show' **** (FunnyWomen.com). How do you want to be remembered when you die? Taxidermied in a gastropub, of course! Also covered: raising teenagers among llamas; which are the most boring nipples; why the menopause is a cross between the climate crisis and World War 1; and biscuits. There's always biscuits. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist, Funny Women Semi-finalist, British Comedian of the Year Semi-finalist. 'Great performance, great confidence, great jokes' (Gary Delaney). Viewers may become fiercely aroused.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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sketch show, comedy

Low Effort Sketches: As Described

01-25 AUG 17:20
Join multi award-winning sketch duo Low Effort Sketches for their highly anticipated debut hour! Alice and Andy perform silly, fourth-wall breaking sketches and deploy 'weapons-grade caterwauling' (Chortle.co.uk). Your eardrums will never be the same. For fans of Armstrong and Miller, Mitchell and Webb and Disney's The Lion King (animated version). Winners of Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2022 and Get Up, Stand Up 2023. Shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Awards 2023. 'Unfollowable. Hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A masterclass in sketch comedy' ****½ (TheTab.com). 'An hour of endless laughs' ****½ (Varsity).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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improv, Work in Progress

Lucas Jefcoate: Will He Won't He, Can't He Auntie?

13-25 AUG 17:00
Award-nominated comedian and viral internet sketch-maker Lucas Jefcoate looks like someone's aunt. His feminine wrists, affinity for cardigans and jokes that will make you say, 'he peaked in Year 6'. Watch the viral wonder boy with over 20K followers and 25 million views flounder on stage in front of your very eyes! If you like him in one minute videos, prepare to have your attention span challenged! (Subway Surfers gameplay will play throughout the show). Includes support act.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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solo show

Lucy Porter No Regrets

01-11 AUG 16:40
Lucy has been a Fringe favourite for over 20 years. She's appeared on countless TV shows including QI, Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie to You. She's a regular on Radio 4's News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Just a Minute. She's even Celebrity Mastermind's Champion of Champions. This is a brand new stand-up show all about regrets. Frank Sinatra had too few to mention, but Lucy's got hundreds, and she's prepared to go into graphic detail about all of them. 'Impeccably punchlined anecdotes... Genuinely delightful' (Telegraph).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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storytelling, stand-up

Luke Chilton: Netflix and Chilton

01-25 AUG 20:00
“Netflix and Chilton” is Luke Chilton’s debut EdFringe show! Expect sexual exploration, coming of age shenanigans and hilarious dissections of a complete medically approved psychotic breakdown. Much like Netflix, most of this show is aimless entertainment slop but every now and then something seriously cool and worthwhile pops up that will have you and your pals talking. Subscribe now! Stop relying on your mum or ex-partner and pay for something yourself! Disclaimer: Watching this show will not make your partner want to sleep with you. It may, however, make you want to sleep with Luke Chilton

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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folk, acoustic

Lullaby for Two

19-25 AUG 14:30
Lullaby for Two. Stefanos Barbalias, a gifted artist and composer drawing from eclectic influences such as folk-acoustic music, piano compositions from legendary composers such as Chopin and Satie and modern life experiences. His unique collection of songs takes you on a journey that explores different facets of human emotions, culminating in an ethereal soundscape that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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cabaret, opera

Madame Chandelier Saves Opera

01-25 AUG 16:10
Opera needs a hero. And Madame Chandelier is ready to save the day by solving opera's problematic plots, fixing structural inequality and shattering the glass ceiling with her high notes. 'Expert timing' **** (Observer). 'Infectiously bonkers' **** (Scotsman). 'Phenomenal' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Nominated for Best Comedy Show, Manchester Fringe.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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new writing, theatre

Marriage With Benefits

01-25 AUG 13:20
Embark on a journey with Marriage with Benefits, a captivating one-woman show delving into the comedic complexities of love, ambition, and bureaucracy in a post-Brexit landscape. Meet Mai, a spirited German artist on a quest for artistic fulfilment in the UK, as she navigates the turbulent waters of cross-cultural dating and visa woes. Through TED Talk-style engagement and thought-provoking dialogue, Mai invites the audience to ponder the true essence of self-discovery amidst the chaos of modern life. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of love, identity and the pursuit of dreams in this must-see theatrical experience.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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clown, character comedy

Medicine Woman

01-25 AUG 23:55
Medicine Woman is a Venezuelan healer, in town for one night only to conduct a shamanic healing ceremony that will change your vibe forever. Does Medicine Woman, the dumb bitch of shamans, hold the secrets of the universe? Or is she a lil' rascal tryna steal kisses from strangers? Does it matter? Part circus and characters, part shamanic ceremony, part night out with your sassy Latina bestie. The ceremony changes every night. Veronica Osorio (Soderbergh, CBS, NBC, Netflix) is a Venezuelan comedian, clown, actress, rapper and film director. She's gone through shit so that you don't have to.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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storytelling, stand-up

Michael Balazo: Thanks For Murdering My Grandfather, The Mafia! (Not)

01-25 AUG 14:20
Comedian Michael Balazo (writer, Schitt's Creek) presents a show about family secrets, shame and... murder! Imagine if Frasier Crane found out that his grandfather had been a mobster. That's precisely what happened to Michael in the wake of his father's death. To make matters worse, his grandfather wasn't even a successful mobster – he was so bad at it that the mob killed him. This show is proof that men would rather talk about how their grandfather was murdered by the mafia than go to therapy.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, LGBTQ+

Michael John Ciszewski: If Memory Serves

01-25 AUG 12:35
Sobriety, sex and profound stupidity... the horrors are indescribable, but you've still got to serve! If memory serves, NYC comedian Michael John Ciszewski made a fine mess of things before getting sober. Help him remember everything he wishes he could forget – from transformative pop culture and hookups with radical leftists to queer villainy and accidental car theft. Make new memories on the scorched earth of a gay youth quite literally wasted in this hilarious and searingly honest hour of comedy, jam-packed with laughs about anxiety, identity, relationships and the inscrutable conundrum of existence.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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drama, solo show

Michael Porter – Love and Brain Damage

01-25 AUG 13:50
Michael sheds light on the everyday challenges of his condition, from the struggles of memory loss and impulse control to the comical mishaps that ensue when navigating social interactions. Whether it's forgetting where he parked his car (he doesn't drive) or unintentionally blurting out inappropriate remarks, Michael's adventures are sure to leave audiences in stitches. From finding himself on the wrong path surrounded by the wrong people, to facing the harsh realities of death and prison, Michael's journey is one of resilience, growth, strength and, ultimately, love.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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improv, Alternative Comedy

Murder Inc

01-25 AUG 18:25
Every night, it's a raucous, improvised, made-to-order murder with Murder Inc – where the audience chooses the setting, the characters, and even the motives. Murder Inc has been performing regular monthly shows to sold-out crowds in Manchester and Leeds for over nine years, and now the North of England's funniest criminals are back in Edinburgh. Come see the show that our audiences say 'had me crying with laughter', 'is just awesome', and that 'everyone should check out'. One lucky detective even takes home a "prize".

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up, solo show

Mustafa Algiyadi: Almost Legal Alien

01-25 AUG 16:30
Libyan Arab stand-up Mustafa Algiyadi – **** (The Voice) – longs to be part of the European way of life but is confronted with some cultural differences that make it confusing, chaotic and sometimes highly inappropriate! If you're up for picking apart bad habits, religion, meditation, velvet sofas and for learning how to deal with annoying people, then why are you not booking your ticket already?!? 'A warm and engaging comic' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Hilarious storytelling' (ThePlaysTheThingUK.com). Approach ducks with caution.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Myriam Sonanini: Maze of Madness

13-25 AUG 13:20
Meet comedian Myriam Sonanini from Switzerland as your too-personal shopper, who will guide you through a "fictional" Swedish furniture store, giving you answers to questions you didn't really want to have an answer to. Life is madness, and the answer to the meaning of life is meatballs.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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Family-friendly, character comedy

Namaste Blisters

06-15 AUG 11:00
Becoming a yoga teacher was life-changing for Kym Nelson, who decided to swap her hedonistic lifestyle for a more ethical one. Although it didn't turn out like that... she became a comedian! Performing in Namaste Blisters, Kym plays the larger-than-life characters based on yoga teachers she's met: the Yoga Terrorist, Spiritual Tree Hugger, the Yoga Poser, the Sultry Chocolate Meditation Teacher and Yoga Woman! There will be a Yoga-Off, the Y-Factor and a laughing meditation. Previously performed at the Museum of Comedy in London and the Camden Fringe. Guaranteed you won't look at yoga the same way again!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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storytelling, stand-up

Natasha Pearl Hansen: The Right Amount of Wrong

01-25 AUG 14:00
Following her cancelled-wedding comedy special, I Was Supposed to Get Married Today, and her launch of mybreakupregistry.com, comedian Natasha Pearl Hansen takes you on a comedic journey of breakup recovery, self rediscovery and gritty modern adulthood. Honest, relatable and classily dirty, Natasha shares hilarious stories about getting on with life: from family to dating to career to finding reasons to unfollow children on Instagram. This show is an insightful and hysterical look at the imperfections of living and moving on.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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Alternative Comedy, character comedy

Nerine Skinner: The Exorcism of Liz Truss

Debut hour from Funny Women Content Creator 2023 runner-up and Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist. In 2022, politically unaware Nerine Skinner went viral for her parodies of Prime Minister Liz Truss. Outlasted in Downing Street by a lettuce, Liz Truss's political relevance faded and the country moved on. But Nerine didn't. Through hilarious, original, oddball characters, award-nominated political parodies and heartfelt storytelling, this is the story of Nerine trying to let go. Examining how holding onto the past and her unconventional upbringing led to an unhealthy codependency with the former Prime Minister.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Disabled-led, stand-up

Neurodiversions

13-25 AUG 11:45
From seagulls to Shakespeare, from daddy problems to dog podcasts, join Ethan Madds and Emerson Young on a magical mystery meander along the scenic route through their weird-yet-wonderful worldviews, in this uproarious, unpredictable celebration of neurodivergent minds and experiences. It's safe to say no two of these shows will be the same – but however chaotic the journey, the destination will always be hilarious! 'Ethan Madds didn't just raise the roof, he took it home with him too' (Wreck The Mic Comedy). 'Emerson Young is sweet and occasionally filthy, which is a killer combo' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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improv, interactive

Never Date a Comedian

17-24 AUG 22:10
Looking for love at the Edinburgh Fringe? This show is for the singles, the wannabe singles and the pretending-to-be singles. Forget the dating apps, swipe right on an evening of comedy chaos instead. Join host Sasha Frank and our nightly line-up of hilarious, eligible comedians as we swap punchlines for pick-up lines. Maybe the love of your life is in the audience? Maybe it's one of our comedians? Only one way to find out... Cancel that Tinder subscription and come on down for a smokin' hot evening of matchmaking, joke-making and a whole lotta laughs.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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stand-up

Nina Gilligan: Goldfish

02-25 AUG 20:40
Join multi award winner Nina Gilligan for her hilarious hour of stand-up, Goldfish. Memory loss, health anxiety, goldfish-related trauma. Things you need to remember and the thing you can't forget. As heard on BBC Radio 4 and voted Best Club Comedian (Chortle.co.uk), Nina is described as a 'bolshier Mrs Merton' (Skinny) and known as 'a vivacious, life embracing performer, with a cheeky, ready wit' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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solo show, LGBTQ+

Olivia Levine: Unstuck

01-25 AUG 19:30
Did you masturbate in public as a child and then feel so guilty you stopped touching yourself for two years while your "sins" played on a loop in your head? Ever watch your dad sleep at night to make sure he was still breathing? Were you afraid to say 'delectable' because JonBenét Ramsey said it right before she was murdered in the JonBenét Ramsey Lifetime Original Movie? If so, it's possible you were a horny little lesbian in the making with totally undiagnosed OCD! Like me! Come to Unstuck to see how I turned out ;)

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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absurdist, clown

Ollie West: Discovery (WIP)

01-25 AUG 23:15
From one of the creators of Big Zeus Energy (nominated for Best Debut Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2023, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2023) and Nightwatchman (sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2023), a one-man physical comedy and sketch show about a caveman. Praise for previous shows: ***** (The-Crumb.com). 'It's very funny, delightfully charming and has a real spirit of the Fringe vibe.' **** (MumbleComedy.net). 'Comedy this fresh doesn't come a long very often, and when it does, you should enjoy it' **** (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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sketch show, film

One Man Arnie

AUG 01-25 12:35
Can one man recreate live on stage, the greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ever? Laurence Tuck is that man. And with his trusty assistant Ben Barker, he will perform a movie of explosions, machine guns, rocket launchers, moustachioed bad guys and ultimately friendship. So buckle your seat belts, push that jeep with no breaks down the hill and get ready for an all-action, high-octane motherf***** of an hour's movie-based light entertainment.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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Musical Comedy, LGBTQ+

Otter Lee: Princess Syndrome

01-25 AUG 15:30
At four, Otter was so moved by Princess Diana's death that he wept outside the palace while his father took pictures and laughed. Trapped in a vortex of man-children, Otter still feels broken. Through a sassy mix of stand-up, storytelling and musical comedy, Otter learns to make peace with racism in the gay community and love himself. Like all good fairytales, Otter's story contains a difficult childhood, a wicked stepmother, an animal sidekick and emotional singing! Disney stans will recognize parodies of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Frozen, but with more foreplay.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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sketch show

Oxford Revue: Vive La Revuelution

09-23 AUG 15:10
The annual sketch show from the world-famous student comedy troupe. From cutting satires to otherworldly absurdities to show-stopping musical numbers, the Oxford Revue's revolution ensure that heads will roll (from laughter)!

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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comedy, new writing

Paradok Platform: Daily Routine at the Farcical Castle

10,11,13,15 AUG 19:30
'Darling, your wicked brother The Duke greased me up in butter and rolled me down a hill. You have 45 minutes to convince me not to execute him.' King Barnaby's had enough. Duke Snortickle's played one prank too far and it's time for him to go! But what will the family think!? It's a race against the show's runtime to convince the King to change his mind! A new play by Theodore Chevis.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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new writing, drama

Paradok Platform: Lights Out

01,02,03,04 AUG 19:30
'Witty, yet painfully authentic' (The Student), Lights Out is an intimate, real-time conversation following two sisters, as they slowly move from playful banter, such as hypothetical debates over fruit salad, to conflicting memories which begin to uncover shared trauma. We start to question themes surrounding the nature of our changing relationships as we grow up, whether ignorance is truly bliss and how reactions shape the moral perception of an event. In a play filled with 'laughter and silence' (The Student), the bitterly nostalgic shift of perspectives enlightens our understanding of familial relationships.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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new writing, LGBTQ+

Paradok Platform: Liminal

16,17,18,19 AUG 19:30
Ex-girlfriends Mar and Esme prepare for Mar's imminent move from the country. Memories are shared and tensions rise as they try to reach an understanding again and again... and again... and again... something's wrong. Haven't we been here before? The boxes are packing themselves and the wine is already half-empty and I feel like reality is coming apart at the seams – trapped in time, the two are forced to contend with love, loss and ominous cosmic forces.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show, character comedy

Paradok Platform: The Dink Rodgers Show

05,06,07,08 AUG 19:30
Dink Rodgers has won two Emmys, three Grammys and 84 Oscars. That's right, he's an actor with an EGO! Join us for an unforgettable evening traversing the length and breadth of his illustrious career. Featuring interviews, sketches, songs and more! It's a sketch show framed as a retrospective look at the career of Dink Rodgers, one of the world's most celebrated artistes. A man who thinks humility is when there's a lot of moisture in the air, he's ruffled a few feathers. Now it looks like his chickens are coming home to roost...

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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drama, physical theatre

Paradok Platform: This Natural Scene

21,22,23,24,25 AUG 19:30
'You know I hate looking back.' 'It's not looking back. We're still here.' How does it feel to watch yourself grow old? A woman, Her, returns home to find her childhood in boxes and her mother ready to move on; Her parents have sold the house, and things need sorting through. Over the course of the day, Her and Mother find themselves caught up in some difficult conversations, as they come to terms with what was, what is and what will be. A show about nostalgia, reflection and the ache of leaving the past behind.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up, solo show

Patrick Monahan – The Talkinator

01-25 AUG 19:15
It's the year 2024. A lot of talk about AI taking over humans. Only one man can out-talk the chat-bots and robots. One hour of stand-up comedy written by a human, performed by a human... Fringe-favourite Patrick Monahan is back! 'I defy anyone who was there not to leave with a smile on their face. You just have to have a good time' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'A definite must see!' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'Hilarious without being outrageous' ***** (ThreeWeeks).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Paul Savage: Hopes Under the Hammer

01-25 AUG 20:10
With dodgy landlords, financial scammers and living on a narrowboat, Paul Savage has some housing horror stories. But luckily he's written some jokes about them. The multi award-winning comedian takes a deep dive in to the nightmare world of estate agents, and why someone's decided to cut off the bottom few rungs of the property ladder. Sell-out shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide and Melbourne. 'Genuinely brilliant, an all round hoot' (Guardian). 'Probably able to buy a one bedroom flat in Bromley' (Evening Standard).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Phil Henderson: Space Cowboy

13-25 AUG 11:30
'Phil has extracted my loudest laugh of the Fringe' (Scotsman). West End New Act of the Year (2022) and Telegraph Top Jokes of The Fringe nominee Phil Henderson returns with his debut solo stand-up comedy show. Space Cowboy: a journey through the cosmos exploring identity, cowboys, fatherhood, the appeal of Matthew McConaughey and more. A self-deprecating, left-field and occasionally dark analysis of life through the eyes of the pun-loving and slightly confused Phil Henderson. 'Impressive across a slew of different comedy styles... Henderson pretty much nails them all.' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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clown, Alternative Comedy

Pull My Goldfinger

01-11 AUG 16:35
Bond is dead. Craig's out. To revive the world's most famous spy we must return to the very beginning. But who is brave enough? Who has the courage to bring Bond back? Known for his ethnically ambiguous bone structure and dynamic physicality, Carlos Sandin is bringing a Bond that obliterates all others. A new undercover hero we never knew we needed. Forget Connery, Moore and Brosnan, Sandin is here to take the world on the most epic journey 007 has ever ventured: rebirth. Expect action, drama and live music; a fresh take on a modern classic.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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magic, comedy

Pure Imagination – A Willy Wonka Parody and Comedy Magic Show

01-18 AUG 12:00
Get ready to experience the extraordinary as Willy Wonka's son, Andy Wonka, takes centre stage in Edinburgh for the world premiere of the Pure Imagination comedy magic show! This parody, inspired by the beloved tale of the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory film, is a one-of-a-kind production and comedy magic show for children and families. It promises to enchant audiences of all ages with inspiring stories, dazzling magic and a sprinkle of pure imagination.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Raul Kohli: Raul Britannia

01-25 AUG 18:30
Award-winning comedian and proud Brit Raul Kohli is the son of a Hindu Indian and a Sikh Singaporean, raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where his best friend was a Pakistani Muslim. He has lived in every corner of this glorious nation and is fascinated by the diversity of these small isles. Imagine his surprise to hear from politicians and the media that multiculturalism has failed. 'One of the best comedians in England' (BBC Radio 4) explores what it means to be British. 'Superb political comedy' (Scotsman); 'Dripping with erudite genius' (Fest).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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sculpture, absurdist

Reuben Solo – Please Clap

13-25 AUG 15:30
Just got word from the mayor of Edinburgh that this show is not to go ahead and anyone caught attending "will be sorry". What the hell?! The guy is nuts! Winner: 2024 Best Comedy Weekly Award, Perth Fringe; Winner: 2023 Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe; 'Admire the chaos' ***** (IsolatedNation.com, 2024); 'A unique style all of his own' ****½ (TheBarefootReview.com.au, 2023); 'Craftily intricate... gleefully daft nonsense' **** (Scotsman, 2023); 'Almost indescribable' **** (List, 2024).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show, Alternative Comedy

Richard Duffy is Asleep: A Retrospective

13-25 AUG 17:55
We spend one third of our lives asleep. But 100% of human creative output features people who are awake. This is silly. For over 30 years, Richard has been mesmerising audiences worldwide simply watching him asleep on stage. Now we look back on his illustrious career. Part documentary, part sketch show and the only performer is fast asleep. Well, that was the plan. One third of critically acclaimed sketch group Planet Caramel: 'Genuinely new and presciently funny' (ThreeWeeks). 'Bright and witty, fast-paced, energetic and wonderfully silly' ***** (EdFringeReview.com). Directed by MC Hammersmith.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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storytelling

Richard Stott: Trade (WIP)

01-11 AUG 14:40
Trade, grind, graft! Like many millennials, Stott has been told he doesn't do enough of it. But are millennials just entitled and lazy like your dad says? Well, maybe: but, as Richard Stott remembers his time as a trader in London's Borough Market – facing freezing temperatures then returning to work after a terror attack – he tends to disagree. In his brand new hour, Stott (seen on ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live) explores our differing relationships with how we trade our time. Guardian Top 10 Jokes 2023.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

Rob Mulholland: Allegations

01-25 AUG 20:55
Hilariously dirty comedy with no sad bits. The funny one from Dead Men Talking, the UK's most disgusting podcast. 'Nasty, offensive and dangerous' (TheNationalStudent.com). If you would like to be sure you'd like my comedy before you buy a ticket then have a little google of my name and you'll find loads of free stuff to watch including two full comedy specials.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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storytelling, stand-up

Ronnie Neville: All Irish Comedy

01-25 AUG 17:50
Come and experience the globe-trotting international Irish storyteller, Ronnie Neville! From Cork to Edinburgh via New York and Melbourne with a suitcase full of stories. Tales from the bogs and streets of Ireland watered and grown on the floorboards of Irish pubs. Truly this man is either a genius or a lunatic! You decide! We all love a good joke but we never forget a good story. Strap yourself in because this guy is absolutely off-the-rails hilarious! 'The set was reminiscent of the style of Billy Connolly' **** (Fringefeed.com.au); 'Hilarious' **** (XPressMag.com.au).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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stand-up

Ross McGrane: Get Rich or Cry Trying

01-25 AUG 12:45
'Nobody on this planet makes me laugh as hard as Ross McGrane' (Jordan Gray). An hour of stand-up from award-winning Essex-based comedian Ross McGrane. An established pro on the circuit, Ross 'lights up the room like an arsonist with a can of petrol' (Russell Kane). Ross has been official tour support for Russell Kane, Jayde Adams, Geoff Norcott, Esther Manito and Jordan Gray, as well as performing regularly in some of the country's most prestigious venues.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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absurdist, Alternative Comedy

Ross Purdy Dances in the Cultural Sewer

01-25 AUG 20:50
Australian comedian Ross Purdy attempts to perform the most culturally significant show the Earth has ever seen with his chaotic brand of alternative anti-comedy. In his Edinburgh Fringe debut he'll dance through the cultural sewer of capitalism, popular culture, parent-child relationships, fast-food consumption and religion in order to give the world the bloody facelift he believes the world is aching for.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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music, storytelling

Rules Schmules: How to be Jew-ISH

20-25 AUG 12:00
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 to 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.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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sketch show

Running Out of Time!

02-25 AUG 18:50
The Pigeons are up against the clock! Running Out of Time! is The Milky Pigeons' debut full-length sketch-comedy show. Emulating the fast-paced and varied style of your For You Page, the Pigeons' hilarious sketches shape a commentary on how the influence of social media has reduced our attention spans. The art of comedy is in a new digital era. We ask: Can comedians still trust an audience to remain focused for 45 minutes?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Sasha Ellen: My MILF-shake Brings all the Boys to the Yard

Sasha doesn't need a child to be a MILF. In fact, a child would probably get in the way. A stand-up show about all the things that hit you like a ton of bricks in your thirties. No one warned Sasha that doctors were going to start telling her what to do to live longer or what she'd have in common with those slutty turtles. **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (BroadwayWorld.com). **** (EdFestMag.com). **** (Edinburgh-Reviews.co.uk). **** (GonzoMagazine.co.uk). Material heard on BBC Radio 4. Nominee: Best New Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2022.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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stand-up, performance art

Schrödinger's Yats

01-25 AUG 14:55
Coquettes of comedy, Cecily Hitchcock and Jen Nolan, unite for Shrödinger's Yats. Two yats (meaning females) are both simultaneously alive and dead within a box (Just The Tonic's fabulous The Caves). Come hither, take your seat and find out if they live or die... in like, a funny way. 'Outstanding' (Independent).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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storytelling, stand-up

Scott Bennett: Blood Sugar Baby (WIP)

13-25 AUG 15:15
One family, one condition, one hellva of a hairy baby. A show about an ill baby, but a really funny one, with a happy and hopeful ending. From Scott Bennett (Live at the Apollo, News Quiz). As heard on the Parenting Hell podcast. ‘An incredibly funny man with an even more incredible story.’ - Rob Beckett

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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stand-up

Scott Bennett: Stuff (WIP)

13-25 AUG 20:45
We love Stuff! It's who we are and who we want to be. But apparently, it's at odds with the looming environmental crisis… Comedian and former product designer Scott Bennett tries to cleanse his life of Stuff. Tour support for Micky Flanagan and Rob Brydon. Chortle Award nominee. From Live at the Apollo, News Quiz and The Now Show. 'Without doubt live comedy's best kept secret' (Evening Standard). ‘This barnstorming show made for a hugely entertaining night’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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stand-up, Work in Progress

Seán Burke: Burke in Progress

13-24 AUG 16:15
One of Ireland’s favourite internet comedians, Seán Burke, makes his Edinburgh debut with Burke In Progress. Come along as Seán appears in three dimensions for a change, trying out a raft of new material, leaving you eager to Google his back catalogue. Ideally after the show. 'I love Sean Burke! He is one of the most consistently funny and inventive comedians working today' (Joe Lycett). 'Very funny guy!' (Dwayne The Rock Johnson).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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absurdist, stand-up

Shenoah Allen: Bloodlust Summertime

01-25 AUG 19:45
This half of the acclaimed comedy duo, Pajama Men, shares acid-fuelled escapades of sex, drugs, and murder amidst the backdrop Albuquerque, New Mexico (Shenoah’s hometown and the realm of Breaking Bad). He unflinchingly confronts societal norms and challenges the audience to question their own boundaries while simultaneously inviting us to revel in the sheer madness of it all. 'Comic bliss' ***** (Guardian). 'It's weird and it's wonderful' **** (Times). 'Allen gives particularly good severed head' **** (Evening Standard). 'I was doubled up in a kind of hysterical agony' (Washington Post).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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improv, variety

Shiny Things – Comedy Extravaganza

01-25 AUG
Shiny Things is a comedy variety show hosted by a delightful and mischievous duo, presenting guest acts performing improv, character and stand-up, as well as audience prizes, and an uproarious party atmosphere. See some of the Fringe's top alternative comedy talent in this late-night romp. Every show is different, but they all promise to leave you gasping for more!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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storytelling, stand-up

Si Beckwith: Bricks

01-25 AUG 13:00
Si Beckwith ('razor sharp wit' (Crack Magazine)) brings his newest show Bricks to the Fringe. Si is a step-parent. Not one of them evil Disney type ones either, he's a really canny one. He's made a show about being one. It's a show about family, swearing, Lego, films, parenting, Newcastle and being a dafty. This new show is funny, heartfelt, silly, packed with stories and even has some art! Delivers warm laughter from some hot topics. 'Hilarious, thoughtful, contemporary and fearless' (Culture Vulture). 'Absurdly charming and funny' (NARC Magazine).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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political, stand-up

Sid Singh: American Coloniser

01-25 AUG 17:00
Ten years ago, reigning comedian's comedian Sid Singh did his first-ever hour-long show. It went horribly. At the end, a 10-year-old child walked over to him and said: 'Don't worry, one day you'll find out you're good at something'. This is a brand-new show about American colonialism, British Taco Bell and mediocre Indian ancestors, all with the greatest, most noble aim of all: to prove that dumbass kid wrong. 'Non-stop laughs' [s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s] (TheatreWeekly.com). 'This is a great show. Very, very funny' [s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s] (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Sleeping with the Yemeni: Mike Eshaq

01-25 AUG 13:55
After a tour in the Marines, Mike Eshaq traded his rifle in for a microphone! Eshaq is Middle Eastern, a United States Marine and a Muslim who can't stop eating bacon. Born in Detroit to Yemeni immigrants... from Indonesia, Mike is just as confused about that as you are! Some of his TV credits include Detroiters on Comedy Central, Grace and Frankie on Netflix and Station 19 on ABC. Mike has headlined The Comedy Store LJ, Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle, House of Comedy, Haha Comedy Club and much more!

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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comedy, solo show

Sour Candi

01-11 AUG 13:05
In a South London police station, Candi relives her recent love affair. Tinder date anecdotes, a trip to Thailand, a dodgy threesome... Candi has much to share as she enters a new phase of her life. Catapulted into a whirlwind of lust and bad decisions, the sweetness of new love turns sour as Candi loses sight of herself. Written and performed by Danielle Scott, this intimate semi-autobiographical drama comedy is a hilarious, candid take on gaslighting, control and power in modern relationships. Sour Candi is a rollercoaster ride of red flags and a cautionary tale of blind love.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up

Stef Dag and Gabby Bryan

19-25 AUG 22:15
Join NYC's premier comics and true best friends on earth, Stef Dag and Gabby Bryan, as they get into the minds and personal lives of their audience members to create a demented sleepover vibe. This is a 60 minute stand-up and crowdwork experience, with each girl also performing her solo material. It's a show! It's a party! It's good ol' fashion fun.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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musical theatre, character comedy

Summoning Sondheim

13-25 AUG 16:00
Summoning Sondheim is a cabaret comedy séance that uses the power of musical theatre to summon us theatre kids' Lord and Saviour, Stephen Sondheim. Grace O'Keefe (co-creator of five-star Fringe sell-out Bad Teacher) and Jordana Belaiche (West End credits: Little Cosette in Les Misérables and Jane in Mary Poppins; yes, really) host a séance to summon Stephen Sondheim to save musical theatre. This love letter is a testament to Sondheim's legacy as one of the world's greatest artists and as a mentor to theatre-makers, exploring how we summon Sondheim every time we're in a theatre.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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storytelling, stand-up

Suse Steed: Parallelodox

01-25 AUG 11:00
Join Suse Steed for her debut hour! 'It had me laughing from start to finish, her quick wit and bringing the audience in made the show unlike any I have seen... doesn't just entertain, but leaves you, like all art should, questioning the world we live in. A show that leaves you wanting more' (WomenInComedy.uk). 'Spending an hour in her company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe' (MumbleComedy.net). 'Comedy that will make you learn as well as laugh' (Evening Standard).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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stand-up

TBC: A Stand-Up Experiment

01-25 AUG 11:15
The customer is always right, right? So Rob Alderson wants the audience to write his show, two minutes at a time. A daring reinvention of comedy dynamics? Or a cowardly abdication of creative responsibility? We'll see...

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Tal Davies: Vermin (WIP)

01-25 AUG 13:35
Deadpan Brummie scumbag Tal Davies (Funny Women finalist, British Comedian of the Year semi-finalist, as seen on BBC Three) presents a WIP of her debut solo show filled with embarrassing tales of woe, witty observations and insights into her life as a fun-time gal with a penchant for weird little critters. 'A natural storyteller... [with] an innately affable, easy-going delivery' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Refreshingly relatable and highly amusing' **** (LostInTheatreland.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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Alternative Comedy, LGBTQ+

Tea Wade: MANDRILL

01-25 AUG 22:40
Edging dangerously close to a TED Talk for the sheer educational thrill of it, MANDRILL is an hour of comedy about gender, history, and playing dress-up that happens to rhyme. Blending storytelling, stand-up, multi-media, poetry, and a touch of drag, Tea takes an in-depth look at the entire history of human civilization and condenses it to 55 minutes of entertainment. If you've ever wondered how we got from being apes in loincloths one day to people in Parliament freaking out about boys wearing dresses and lipstick the next, this is the show for you.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

Teresa Livingstone: Delighted

13-25 AUG 13:05
Northern Ireland's premier musical comedian brings her hilarious piano-powered comedy to the Fringe. Teresa Livingstone is delighted things are going well for everyone else. No, really. She's even delighted for you; well done on all you've achieved! After a lifetime of dealing with smug women, bad haircuts and embarrassing herself in public, Teresa is ready to share. Star of BBC's Tell Teresa and Funny Women's One to Watch, Teresa's stand-up and song-fuelled show is the afternoon delight you'll enjoy, without worrying about your wobbly bits. 'F***in' brilliant' (Janey Godley). 'Laugh-out-loud songs' (Belfast Telegraph).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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Alternative Comedy

The Ballad of Steve Jobs and Buck Taskaroo

13-18 AUG 14:40
Steve Jobs is a visionary. Buck Taskaroo is a cowboy. They are best friends. Until fate gets in the way. This play offers an absurd reimagining of a very famous story about success, genius, jealousy, betrayal and – most importantly – fate. We don't know why things work out for some people and not for others. This play explores the tragicomedy of two best friends who share a dream, but only one of them is meant to prevail.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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comedy, storytelling

The Curve

01-11 AUG 12:50
The story of 30 years as an acrobat, this one-woman variety show stitches together acrobatics, dance, physical comedy and spoken word to form the image of life as a circus performer – and what happens to the body and mind in the process. From training with world-renowned Master Lu Yi as a child to performing at the Church of Scientology, the story is full of unexpected twists and revelations, both hilarious and poignant. 'Exemplifies what can happen when you don't fetter an artist's individual expression. [She has] the poetic eye of an anthropologist of whimsy' (San Francisco Chronicle).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show, improv

The Elephant in the Room: An Improvised Comedy Show

13-18 AUG 12:00
A family-friendly quick-fire improvised sketch show, chock full of fast-paced performing and silly short comedy sketches. The elephant in the room is... we have no idea what the show will be about! Performing comedy sketches and theatre games crafted from suggestions from the audience and made up completely on the fly. In the style of such classics as Whose Line Is it Anyway? We'll be bringing an hour of giggles, games and silliness.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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satire, multimedia

The End of the World Show

01-25 AUG 13:30
This show will change your afterlife! How will the end of the world affect you? Is it nigh? Are pets allowed in heaven? Which religion guarantees unlimited free booze in the afterlife? To help you choose, God has asked nice Mr Death to pitch the end times of six religions. He uses an entertaining multi-media presentation to make sure you get the best possible deal for all of humanity. Prizes to be won if you can cheat Death! 'Worth a watch before the Fringe's final countdown' **** (ThreeWeeks).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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comedy, solo show

The Good Iranian

13-25 AUG 15:00
Salam, y'all! Arsalan Akhavan's funny and uplifting one-man show interweaves myths from the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh) with true-life stories about growing up Iranian in the deep American south, asking: what makes someone good? Following a sold-out work-in-progress run in London this February, The Good Iranian makes its hotly-anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debut with a mesmerising and moving production directed by Sepy Baghaei. Come celebrate the timeless art of storytelling and the triumph of good over evil, all in one entertaining and educational hour! Produced by Rug Entertainment.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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Alternative Comedy, stand-up

The Good, The Bad and The Irish

01-25 AUG 23:20
The Good the Bad and the Irish has been performing at the Fringe for the last 14 years! We're the original Irish comedy show with regular weekly clubs in Edinburgh and many sellout shows in the UK, Ireland and Europe hosted by Michael Porter. 'Great comedy, stellar compere' (TheWeeReview.com). 'So Irish it looks like it might actually hurt' (ScottishComedyFestival.com). 'Energetic and confident' (TheStand.co.uk). 'Highly recommended' (ThreeWeeks). 'Damn funny' (Culch.ie).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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sketch show, character comedy

The Half-Cocked Sketch Show

03-25 AUG 18:00
'The brains and talent behind Half-Cocked Theatre have undoubtedly carved a niche in the world of sketch comedy with their latest offering' **** (LiveLondonPost.com). Gangsters discuss pronouns, props go missing and is that Shania Twain I hear?! An eclectic, silly show, where fun is made out of everything and everyone. At a rip-roaring 60 minutes long, performers (and audience) barely have time to take a breath under a barrage of frequently hilarious sketches. **** (ThePegReview.com). Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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The Heavens' Favourite Murderess (A Medea Adaptation)

01-06 AUG 14:10
This production is a gripping story of a mother abandoned, a wife rejected, and the lengths a woman scorned will go to for justice. Using modernised dialogue and spoken word in place of strophes and antistrophes, this adaptation of a Greek classic is bound to challenge our mindsets about women's strengths. Our modern interpretation of Medea is more than a story of a woman scorned, this narrative addresses female insecurities and power in a raw emotional way. It takes a dramatic and heartbreaking story and makes it accessible to more modern women.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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music, stand-up

The History of Electronic Music

01-11 AUG 22:10
Vinney, a Comedian/DJ, uses a sampler to travel through time, raising the hairs on your neck. What stolen sample is used on 30,000 tracks (and why didn't anyone get paid for it)? How did electronic music start? What's a bone flute? Sound rude? You got a dirty mind ya filth bag. Laugh-out-loud fascinating stories and samples – all with a rush of rave nostalgia. 'Excellent, just excellent' (Fatboy Slim, Brighton Festival).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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sketch show, character comedy

The Leeds Tealights: It's Your Own Time You're Wasting

01-25 AUG 16:50
This time you've really crossed the line. We've tried talking to you, we've tried reasoning with you, we've tried making you all wear blazers for some reason. You leave us no choice: please report to detention immediately at the Leeds Tealights' bizarre and off-beat sketch show! Fresh from critically acclaimed performances in London, Durham, Bristol, Cambridge and Brighton, these award-winning comedy veterans are seriously unimpressed with your silly behaviour. And don't even think about laughing: every chuckle is an extra minute of detention, so really it's your own time you're wasting...

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show

The Manchester Revue

13-25 AUG 19:45
Following a sold-out run in 2021, The Manchester Revue is back with 'brilliantly funny' ***** (The Derek Awards) and 'hysterical' **** (BingeFringe.com) sketches. We hope you've got your tickets, packed your suncream and an extra pair of pants, because this year we're going abroad. This show is nothing short of a trip, taking flights of fancy. It's hot, it's cold, it's refreshing, it's well earned, it's time away, it's not long enough, it's stressful, it's jetlag – it's awful. It will make you hate your family. You'll leave feeling like you need a holiday.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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storytelling, solo show

The Mead Notebook

16-25 AUG 11:30
Jane Gire uses a combination of storytelling, stand-up, inquiry and theatrical elements to look hard and funny at how we learn about sexuality: through the eyes of a teenage girl whose mother has just read her journal. The storytelling looks at the tell-all journal through three points of view: the teenager Jane, her mother Mary and the adult Jane as our narrator and commentator many years later. It's a tragedy and a comedy as life often is, right?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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magic, comedy

The Poldark Show – Stage Hypnotist

19-25 AUG 16:00
Making his Fringe debut, Poldark, will amaze, astonish and leave you wanting more. Enter the comedic world of hypnosis as a spectator or volunteer, to bring the entertainment to life! Bringing intrigue and wonder to the Festival Fringe for the first time, Poldark, with over 30 years of performance experience, will literally blow your mind with his ability to amaze and astonish, leaving wondrous thoughts of 'how does he do that'. Privileged to be part of a small unique handful of naturally gifted hypnotists, his skills have made him the most sought after hypnotist in the industry. With mesmerising performances, immersive experiences and demonstrations of hypnotic phenomena, he'll leave you, spectator or volunteer, spellbound and wanting more... A must-see show! Take a look at the promo reel and turn the volume up.... https://youtu.be/TY7w9okrSno

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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musical theatre, Family-friendly

The Weird Sisters

13-25 AUG 14:10
Brand-new comedy musical The Weird Sisters is centred
around three wacky witch sisters - Amaranth, Scarlett and Blush. Desperate to expand the sisterhood, in their attempt to initiate the audience into their coven the spell backfires and they are flung into the human world! Weaved within tongue-in-cheek antics, they learn truths about themselves, the sisterhood and the historical treatment of witches in the human world. Exploring themes of family dynamics, female relationships and grief, The Weird Sisters' punchy power-pop soundtrack accompanies audiences through a journey of self acceptance, in this uplifting yet moving tale.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

Timmy Booth's Manhole

01-25 AUG 17:30
Timmy won third place in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Now, he's shipping his loop-pedal fueled interactive comedy internationally to make friends and prove he's a man.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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solo show, LGBTQ+

Titi Lee: Good Girl Gone Baddie

01-25 AUG 12:30
Lifelong goody-two-shoes Titi Lee is breaking all the rules, and you are invited. With heartfelt humor and incisive wit, they confront their experience growing up as a first-gen Taiwanese American in the heart of Silicon Valley during the tech boom including coming out to their immigrant parents as bisexual, and then non-binary, getting pandemic boobs, and renouncing their good girl ways. Good Girl Gone Baddie is an endearing take on trading in a desperate need to be good for the freedom of being yourself.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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improv, clown

Tom Short: Succes

01-25 AUG 15:50
Get ready for an evening of laughter, jaw-dropping feats, and pure entertainment as Tom Short, Northwest Best Alternative Comedian Nominee 2024, brings you Succes – a clowning show like no other! Tom tries to attempt various world records to discover if he ever can truly be successful or fail trying. 'The Festival's lowkey Keyser Soze' (Comedy.co.uk). **** (Lancashire Guardian). 'One to watch' (StarbustMagazine.com), * (NorthWestEnd.co.uk). * (WestEndBestFriend.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, solo show

Tom Ward: Choose Your Delusion

01-18 AUG 21:30
Tom Ward (Live at The Apollo, QI) is back, and talking all the big topics of our times – masculinity, three-star hotels, erectile dysfunction, reality TV, adverts, mental health and of course virtue-signalling w**kers. Tom's here to help you forget your impending death in the climate breakdown, to celebrate the delusions we use to feel special, and to have a laugh at how everything just gets absorbed into shifting products in the end. 'Hits the millennial sweet spot' **** (Metro). 'Fine jokes and star presence' (Time Out). 'A genuinely exciting talent' ***** (Herald).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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stand-up, LGBTQ+

Totally Totally Totallyyy

01-25 AUG 23:40
A girls' night for women, gay men, straight men who identify as allies, non-binary baddies, hot sluts, fugly whores, etc. John Robles (a kind gay guy from New York) explores why good people like you and me work dead-end f*ck-ass jobs, how do we fall in love, and what is it like being a hot gay guy who grew up fugly? 'Quick, queer comedy' ***** (Channel 44, Facebook). 'Impeccable timing and delivery' (SydneyArtsGuide.com.au). 'The big question is, is he a funny man? The big answer is yes' (CreamMagazine.com).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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storytelling

Viv Ford: New Kids on the Blockchain

01-25 AUG 20:00
Following a sold out WIP in NYC, Viv Ford makes her Fringe debut. It's 2015 and one Bitcoin is $250 (now $65,000). Viv lands in San Francisco to work in tech and needs a place to live. Enter the Crypto Castle: a five-bed house with 14 crypto bros. What could go wrong? Swept into a world where dropouts become millionaires overnight, she wants a piece of it and discovers just how much she's willing to compromise to become one of them. *A true story where names have been changed to avoid getting sued

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

Viva La Visa

01-25 AUG 21:00
Viva La Visa is a one-hour stand-up comedy double bill starring Darcy Moreland and Henry Bretz, two Australians in a race against their visa to make it in the accommodating, unoccupied and in-no-way-saturated world of UK comedy. Darcy Moreland is a BBC New Comedy Awards 2023 shortlisted comedian and 2024 Max Turner Prize finalist, who performs at some of the UK's biggest clubs. Henry Bretz is a two time State Finalist in Australia's RAW Comedy Competition (2016, 2018) whose show Loser sold out every show at Good Chat Comedy Festival.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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comedy, Drag

W.W. Double D – What Would Dolly Do? A Dolly Parton Tribute Cabaret!

01-11 AUG 20:45
In this cabaret experience, Tora Himan transforms the stage into a glittering tribute with WW Double D – What Would Dolly Do? A Dolly Parton Tribute Cabaret! Featuring sequins, rhinestones and Tora's powerhouse performance of Dolly's greatest hits, the show seamlessly blends uproarious comedy with soul-stirring musical performances, creating an intimate connection with the audience.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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improv, Alternative Comedy

Wild West Rodeo

01-24 AUG 01:00
Anything goes at this late-night variety show hosted by Australia's cult-favourite improv group Snake Pit featuring Edinburgh's biggest acts of today and tomorrow. Take a gamble on this bareback hoedown of clown, sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. 'True improv comedy – hilarious and chaotic' (TheatreTravels.org). **** (Age).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, Neurodiversity-led

Will Davies: Wrongs

01-25 AUG 11:40
Two wrongs don't make a right, but how many wrongs does it take? Will Davies embarks on a dangerous scientific experiment to find out. Piling up everything wrong with him, and everything wrong with the world until it's all sufficiently wrong to become even slightly right. BBC New Comedy Shortlist 2023. 'Razor sharp... laugh-out-loud funny' (ARichComicLife.blog). 'Brilliantly original' (The Poodle Club). 'Delightfully dry' (Sofa SoFunny). 'A sharp-witted navigator' (Big Belly Bar and Comedy Club).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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In Conversation

With Your Guest: Matt Davis

01-25 AUG 20:50
One guest. Three talk shows. Three comedians compete to host the talk show of their dreams, at the same time, with the same guest! On tonight's improvised show, our guest, Matt Davis, is here to promote his latest project: whatever you decide! And here's our hosts, sharing the spotlight and audience suggestions, attempting to keep their show on the air and deliver the best interview for their bizarrely niche viewership. Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for interactive lunacy, featuring comedians from across the Fringe. *Applause*

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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Dark Comedy, game show

Wrong! A F*cked Up Game Show

01-11 AUG 23:30
50% game show, 50% comedy show, 100% f*cked up! A celebration of dark humor, cancellable offenses, and questionable decisions that takes everything you know about game shows and turns it on its head. Each show, three of the world's funniest comics go head-to-head-to-head to see who can earn the most made-up points, win the most prizes that we've rescued from the trash and ultimately be crowned the World's Wrongest Comedian! Play your cards right, and you might win a prize from the audience! Hosted by Jay Light (Comedy Central, HBO).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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theatre, character comedy

Yoga and Sex... for Women (Over 40)

01-25 AUG 17:20
Being a woman! Being over 40! Sex! Kath has found the solution to these problems. Yoga! Based on three Australian self-help books from the 1960s. Are they out of date? No! Kath has found helpful advice and practical exercises to help you 'stay slim for your husband,' 'kill your wrinkles' and save your mediocre marriage. You don't have to be a woman over 40 or even have to be sexual. Watch as Kath delves into the Kama Sutra, discovers what 'the four types of women' smell of and almost does some yoga.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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theatre, character comedy

please DON'T see our show

02-25 AUG 15:45
After a group of Zumba-lovers discover that it's easier to book a Fringe venue than it is to hire out a rehearsal space in their local parish rooms, drastic measures must be taken. But when paying audience members turn up and the group are forced to provide them with a performance quick, all they have to offer is the disgraced, friendship-destroying production they performed at the Fringe five years prior. As the friends reprise their show, can their friendship survive the inevitable fallout triggered by the final performance of Duncan's Big Affair?

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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storytelling, stand-up

1 Ball Show: 1 More Encore

01-25 AUG 16:50
When Terence Hartnett found out that his testicular cancer had spread to his lung, he got out his notebook and started writing jokes. Two years later, 1 Ball Show has been performed at New York City's Carolines on Broadway, Chicago's Lincoln Lodge and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for sold-out crowds. Chemo sucks and so does losing a lung, but if you can't laugh, you might as well be dead already. 'Highly recommended show!' (FringeReview.co.uk); 'Insightful, emotional and laugh-out-loud funny!' (Comedy Clubhouse).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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stand-up

1 Irish, 1 English: Mornings

01-25 AUG 11:00
Join us at 11am for a stand-up comedy show featuring English comedian Ollie Fox and Irish comedian Reece Kidd. With over 25 million views online, 27,000 followers, a British Comedy Guide Award under their belts, and sold-out shows last year in Edinburgh, London and Barcelona. 'Formidable' (NottsComedyReview.wordpress.com).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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storytelling, stand-up

1 Lung Run

01-25 AUG 20:35
After beating cancer twice (losing a lung and a testicle in the process) NYC comedian Terence Hartnett is starting to run again in his new home: Vienna. An ex-pat, a cancer survivor and a runner walk into a bar... 'Whip-smart and emotionally intelligent, Hartnett is not to be missed.' (Comedy Clubhouse).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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compilation, stand-up

11pm Live at the Big Cave

01-25 AUG 23:00
End your day at the Festival in style at our iconic Edinburgh venue with the very best in stand-up talent. Expect top TV names, Netflix stars, and gems of the festival in this 90-minute late-night boozy extravaganza where anything goes! Rub shoulders and boogie with the artists until the wee hours!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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satire

2024 Greek Comedian of The Year, Greek in The Sheets – George Zacharopoulos

02-25 AUG 18:05
A show about love, sex and fear of death. Sold-out in Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Tour support for Jim Jefferies, Larry Dean, Chris McCausland. As seen on BBC One, Sky Arts and iTV. 'Accomplished stand-up at quite a frenetic pace.' ***** (One4Review.co.uk). 'A masterclass in comedic storytelling.' ***** (TheQR.co.uk). 'Wicked sense of humour.' ***** (TheReviewsHub.com).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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comedy, clown

3HAMS

01-25 Aug 14:25
3HAMS is produced by Charlie Traisman and Makena Miller. The play premiered in NYC at Triskelion Arts Brooklyn, and ran at Brooklyn Comedy Collective and Caveat NYC. Director: Billie Aken-Tyers, associate director of the hit show, Titanique (Off-Broadway, Daryl Roth Theater). 3HAMS follows Max and Ry, two friends whose bond was forged through their shared struggle with eating disorders. In the confines of their collective brain, they must confront truths of their unhealthy dynamic, and what is needed to break the cycle. In the muck of it all, the greatest insight comes from an unlikely source… a literal ham.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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comedy, stand-up

5 Headliners for £10 at Just The Tonic

2-4 & 21-23 AUG 13:30
Five top-level circuit comedians perform their very best material, one after the other. No picking on the audience, no MC in between asking you where you're from – just non-stop laughs from headline-level international comedy circuit professionals who know exactly how to bring the funny! There is no better value-for-money way to spend £10 at the Fringe. Total sell-out 2023, so book early!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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magic, Family-friendly

6 Impossible Things

01-11 AUG 16:00
An Alice in Wonderland parody magic show! Come be part of the magic! Las Vegas magician Jordan Rooks combines magic, comedy and storytelling into an unforgettable time! Jordan's unique parody and magic shows combine stories we all grew up to love, real-world situations and brings magic to a whole new level. You won't want to miss this!

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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Musical Comedy, improv

999 Problems

01-11 AUG 17:05
Multi award-winning Irish comedian Paul Marsh is back with his new show about turning 50, marriage and firefighting. Join Paul and his friend Lorcan on guitar, for a gag-filled hour of stories, songs, audience participation and one-liners (loads of one-liners!). The two biggest comedy clubs in Dublin refer to him as 'Ireland's biggest gag merchant' and 'the king of one-liners'. You are guaranteed a fast-paced hour of laughter, with more jokes and variety than any other show at this year's Fringe!

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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Musical Comedy, Alternative Comedy

A Tale of Two Fitties

13-25 AUG 23:30
Join two of the UK's most exciting new comedians for a hilarious hour of stand-up comedy. Part-time Timothée Chalamet impersonator JoJo Maberly (BBC Radio 4) was the winner of 2023's Musical Comedy Awards' Best Newcomer award. She has 'talent and likeability in equal measures' (FunnyWomen.com) and 'a pretty face' (Her Ex-Boss). Daddy's boy Ben Pollard (BBC One, OUTtv) is a So You Think You're Funny, MCA and LGBTQ New Comedian finalist. 'He's so so so good' (Kiri Pritchard-McLean). 'One of the f*cking funniest things I have ever seen' (Scott Capurro).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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Family-friendly, stand-up

AAA Batteries (Not Included)

01-11 AUG 15:00
An hour of sharp gags, quick wit and high energy hijinks from three of the comedy circuit's funniest performers. Don't miss out on one of the Fringe's most popular all-ages comedy shows, returning for its twelfth year at the Edinburgh Fringe after hundreds of sell-out shows! 'Humour for everyone... I can't recommend it highly enough' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'This show has to have wide appeal. Thankfully, it has bucket loads... a great show' **** (Skinny). 'Obtains every ounce of mirth... keeping adults, children and teens alike rejoicing' **** (EdFestMag.com).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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stand-up

Adam Bloom – Masterclasses

02-10 AUG 10:00
Last year Adam Bloom wrote a groundbreaking, best-selling book: Finding Your Comic Genius. It's possibly the most advanced book ever written about stand-up and resulted in him holding masterclasses all over the world. This masterclass is an intense and in-depth study of Adam's book in the form of an intimate Q&A, where everyone present will walk away with a much deeper understanding of his methods and theories on comedy. Attendees who have already read the book will benefit most from the class. However, anyone who hasn't read the book will still learn a huge amount.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Baillie Room

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stand-up

Adam Bloom: Bloom Mic Moments

02-10 AUG 19:45
Since last performing in Edinburgh in 2007, Adam Bloom has ghostwritten for 70 comedians as well as working on 29 projects with an Oscar nominee. He's finally back doing what he does best, stand-up. Expect one hour of intensely inventive comedy from the author of best-selling book Finding Your Comic Genius. Bloom has not only won a Time Out award for Best Stand-Up voted for by his industry, he has also won a Universal Award at this festival, voted for by the public.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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Dark Comedy, stand-up

Adam Riley: Late-night Comedy in the Afternoon

01-25 AUG 15:45
Looking for dark and dirty jokes but want to go to bed early? Then look no further! Join Adam Riley for an hour of flaps-to-the-wall stand-up from the man they couldn't cancel because he didn't have a career. It's one hilarious hour of late-night comedy. At 3.45pm!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, Work in Progress

Adele Cliff Has Some New Ideas You Might Enjoy

01-25 AUG 14:00
Leicester Comedy Award nominee, Amused Moose Award shortlist-ee and double Pegasus Comedy Award win-ee, Adele has a year of new ideas to share. 'Guaranteed laughs' ***** (The Student). Dave's Funniest Jokes of the Fringe (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019), UK Pun Champion 2020. 'Absolutely charming' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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improv, adaptation

Adventures of the Improvised Sherlock Holmes

01-25 AUG 16:30
No script, Sherlock! Stars of UK and Australian Fringes take you on an award-winning improvised romp through the underworld of Victorian Britain, packed with shady villains, red herrings and the brilliant deductions of London's greatest detective. Light your (imaginary) pipe as an engrossing spontaneous mystery tale unfolds before you. Family friendly. 'Exhilarating! The best of its kind' ***** (FringeFeed.com.au). 'Excellent... very funny and beautifully devious' **** (FringeGuru.com). 'Copious amounts of talent and boundless potential' **** (PlaysToSee.com). 'Total mastery' ***** (GreatScott.media). Winner, Fringe World Variety Show Award 2020.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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Alternative Comedy, stand-up

Alfie Brown: Open Hearted Human Enquiry

01-25 AUG 23:35
The award-winning comedian Alfie Brown is back with his first show since the fabric of his reality disintegrated. In this show, Alfie separates his failures from his misfortunes and arrives at the conclusion that ‘life is beautiful’. Captivating and subversive stand-up from one of the very best in the country. Chortle Best Show Award Winner 2022. Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee 2022. 'It's tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking 'Wow! F**k! Wow!'' ***** (Scotsman). ‘Quite simply the future of British stand-up’ ***** (List).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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Alfie Dundas and Benjy Wilder: Cold Brew Comedy

01-25 AUG 13:55
The world is ending. Who cares? Grab an iced coffee and settle in for an hour of standup from the self-appointed 24-year-old spokesmen for the worst generation on record (so far): Alfie Dundas (Beat the Frog Winner, Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian semi-finalist) and Benjy Wilder (two time Chortle Student Competition semi-finalist, Soho Labs graduate). Laugh, cry, or exhale gently every so often as they bring floppy-hair nihilism and Gen-Z angst to life.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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burlesque, variety

All-Stars Burlesque

01-25 AUG - 21:00
The ultimate international burlesque extravaganza has returned due to high demand! Sold-out run 2023. A celebration of bodies, tradition and inclusivity by award-winning, world-class artists and rising stars on the scene. Appearing in the historic surroundings of the Caves. Brought to you by the executive producer of five-star sell-out Fringe favourite Best of Burlesque, this new All-Stars Burlesque show pushes the boundaries of striptease one step further. Presenting prize winners from Europe's largest industry competition, World Burlesque Games, acclaimed show-stopping artists from around the globe and the hottest new stars around! Warning: may cause excitement!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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compilation, stand-up

Altitude Comedy Festival: The Late Show

01,03,09,10,16,17,23,24 AUG 23:45
The world's best late show comes to the Fringe for the first time! Altitude Comedy Festival (Winner of Best Overseas Festival) boasts previous performers that include... Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Micky Flanagan, Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Katherine Ryan, Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, Gina Yashere, Bill Bailey, Jim Jefferies, Jo Brand, Daniel Sloss, Rob Beckett, Roisin Conaty and Dylan Moran, just to name a few. So expect big names and the usual late night shenanigans that this late show is renowned for. 'Altitude is awesome' (Tim Minchin). 'Go!' (Jimmy Carr).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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storytelling, performance art

Amelia Jane Hunter: Exquisite Pervert

01-25 AUG 21:05
A comedy about the adventures of a 50-year-old woman chasing the perfect lighting, powerful personalities and satisfying sausage condiment. Inspired by the basements of Berlin, beauties in Barcelona and one woman's quest to reignite the power and purpose of love. Pervert: (verb) to distort or corrupt the original course or state of something. Exquisite: (adjective) extremely delicate, intensely felt. Pervert (noun). person whose sexual behaviour is regarded as abnormal. 'A tour-de-force of defiant attitude, a clarion cry to be proud of who you are and not be confined by convention’ **** (Chortle.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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comedy, LGBTQ+

An Adequate Abridgement of Boarding School Life as a Homo

01-11 AUG 11:30
Meet Johnny, an 18-year-old at an all-boys boarding school. He ambles through daily life, Britney in his ears, failing to fit into the school's (rather rigid) mould. But things get exciting. Enter Harry, a charming rugby lad. To save time, Johnny and Harry shag. Constantly. This isn't a coming out story, nor a gay tragedy, and it is not porn. It is life through the lens of a young queer man, navigating Grindr, hyper-masculinity and an institution that is rife with shame.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up

An Afternoon with Clinton Baptiste

25 AUG 16:00
Britain's foremost clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights brings you a "best of" from his UK tours. Beware. He's only telling you what spirits are telling him. 'Hilarious!' (Chris Moyles, Radio X).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Andrew Maxwell: The Bare Maximum

01-25 AUG 17:40
The double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee is back! 'Furiously funny' (Times). 'One of the funniest men in Britain' (Telegraph). 'If you can only see one stand-up act, see Maxwell' (Mirror). He's the winner of the Time Out Award for Best Live Comic, Chortle's Best Live Comedian and Channel 4's King Of Comedy. As seen on Live at the Apollo, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, Have I Got News For You, QI, Mock The Week and the winner of Celebrity Mastermind. Andrew is also the voice of MTV's Ex On The Beach.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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stand-up

Andy Roach: Laughing at Conspiracy Theories 2024

01-25 AUG 21:30
Laughing at conspiracy theories... That's it. Flat Earthers. Aliens. Spy Balloons. The Titanic. Paul McCartney. YouTube wormholes. God. What's real? It will all be in there, one way or another.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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storytelling, stand-up

Anthony Rodman: Words from a Man Who Cannot Read

01-25 AUG 10:25
Can't hold a hand, conversation or baby... Anthony Rodman hopes to reel in the audience with an hour of stand-up.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, Neurodiversity-led

Arielle Dundas: Hyperactivity Disorder

01-25 AUG 22:20
Arielle Dundas explores the ways her ADHD has impacted her life from making carelesss mistakes to breaking her own heart. From misplacing her keys to losing her mind over politics. From struggling with time management to healing her relationship with her body. Relatable for people with ADHD. Informative for people without it. Hilarious for everyone. Arielle is a stunningly talented performer (at least that's what she's written in this description) who has performed all over the world, including two hours at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Philosophical, but personal. Silly, but cerebral. Provocative, but primarily hysterical.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, solo show

Asli Akbay: Tomboy

01-25 AUG 16:00
Asli Akbay is and always has been a Tomboy. Born in the 1980s, back when no one even knew they had pronouns to defend, Asli was already on her own gender-fluid journey, climbing trees and shunning skirts. But as a teenager, things got complicated. Convinced she had to look 'girly' to attract boys, Asli grew her hair and accepted life in a female body. As a TomAdult she now thinks she knows better than to kowtow to Instagram grooming levels. But does it have to be so... ahem... binary? Join her on this comedic coming-of-age gender journey.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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stand-up

Award-Winning Little Smash Comedy: Best in Stand-Up

01-25 AUG 21:55
Little Smash Comedy brings its multi award-winning show to the Fringe after a sell-out run in 2023. An hour of fast paced stand-up exactly how it should be! Featuring short sets from some of the industry's biggest names alongside rising stars hosted by some of the finest MCs in the UK. Previous acts include Mark Simmons, Jack Skipper, Josh Baulf, Fiona Ridgewell, Josh James, Jordan Gray and more! Chortle Award Winners 2023 and 2024.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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theatre

Battle Counters!

01-11 AUG 12:10
Cal Counters feels wasted in his hometown of Letterville. In a hero's journey you've seen a thousand times, Cal must count counters to defeat Count Numbers, the ruler of Countovia, in the ancient game of Battle Counters. Grab your cereal and strap in for a nostalgic hit of Saturday morning cartoons. It’s your classic tale of good versus evil… with added counters! In their debut Fringe show, John and Christian – ‘Deliciously sharp wit’ (OughtToBeClowns.com) – present a fictional 00s anime of epic proportions. Count 'em up!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Becky Cheatle: Starfighter

01-11 AUG 21:05
Becky Cheatle is a rising star of the Irish comedy scene, however her 50 years spent as a man received mixed reviews. In her new stand-up show Starfighter, she hilariously explores her gender transition journey through the lens of her lifelong love of Star Wars.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up, solo show

Bella Humphries: Square Peg

01-25 AUG 18:10
Bella Humphries: Square Peg – Hotly anticipated stand-up debut about family, farmers and finding out that being yourself is really hard work! Rising star Bella Humphries 'oozes charm' (BlizzardComedy.co.uk) as she delves into every nook and cranny of her life so far to find out who she is, and why. As heard on BBC Radio Wales and seen at Machynlleth Comedy Festival, Greenman Festival and supporting Kiri Pritchard-Mclean on tour.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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Alternative Comedy, character comedy

Ben Goldsmith: CrimeLandTown

01-25 AUG 17:55
CrimeLandTown is an affectionate one-man character comedy spoof of the Italian-American gangster epic. It's a story of a mafia heist, told by a bar singer who always wanted to be a wiseguy, but never made the grade. It's a daft narrative about ambition, failure and Frank Sinatra. Like Goodfellas, but really dumb. Ben has been heard on BBC Radio, and sold out shows at the Camden, Prague and Edinburgh Fringes. Nominated for two awards at LA's IndieX Film Festival. 'Slick, funny. Confident ridiculousness' (TheSpyInTheStalls.com). 'Fantastic... Hilarious' (LitteLarkOfLondon.com).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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Science and Technology, stand-up

Ben Miller: Volcano

01-25 AUG 13:05
What happens when a comedian walks into a volcano? In 2023, Ben Miller was the artist-in-residence at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the first stand-up comedian ever selected. This was probably a terrible idea on their part. Come watch this show where scientist turned stand-up comedian Ben Miller explores volcanology, entomology, Hawaiian history, cats, cookies and more. And yes that photo is real. Ben has made people laugh in front of a burning lava lake, and he is not afraid of you.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, solo show

Benedict Townsend: Friends With Benedict

01-11 AUG 16:00
After a series of sold-out performances, Benedict Townsend brings his stand-up show to the Fringe for the very first time. Townsend is known for writing and hosting the internationally successful online show Scroll Deep, his hilarious celebrity interviews with stars such as Jim Carrey and Paul Rudd, and for his online comedy videos, which have netted him over 350,000 followers across social media. Get ready for stories, surprises, and possibly even laughs.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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storytelling, new writing

Benji Waterstones: Maddening (Work in Progress)

01-25 AUG 16:35
Rising-star comedian (Evening Standard), NHS psychiatrist and author Benji Waterstones returns from a sold-out Edinburgh run with more tales from the psych ward. 'Darkly comic and enlightening... This Is Going To Hurt for the mind' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Abundant humour and colourful stories suffused in compassion' (Scotsman). Telegraph's Top 5 jokes of Edinburgh 2023 **** (Entertainment-Now.com). **** (LostInTheatreland.co.uk). **** (MervSpotFringe.com). **** (TheRecs.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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burlesque, variety

Best of Cabaret

01-25 AUG 18:00
Best of Cabaret from the Fringe returns with an all-star diverse rotating cast of international and regional seasoned artists in the genre. Vivacious vocalists, variety, circus, comedy and award-winning headline burlesque stars to complete the night. Best of Cabaret showcases a round up of the finest acts at the 2024 Fringe in one stellar showcase. The hottest cabaret ticket in town! Sold-out run 2023. Back due to high demand. New show nightly.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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compilation, immersive

Big Gay Afterparty

01-25 AUG 00:30
Queer, chic and outrageous – you're invited to the biggest, gayest party at the Fringe (fun straights allowed). Indulge in the hottest pop-up cabaret experience on Cowgate with a rotating selection of the most electrifying and scandalous performers at the festival. Curated by 'demonic David Bowie' Aidan Sadler (Fest), this is where artists, dreamers and vagabonds drink, make mistakes and dance until the wee hours.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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compilation, stand-up

Big Value Comedy Show

01-25 AUG 15:25
Big Value Comedy Show is an established showcase of the best new comedic talent. This year we have four rising stars performing each and every day. Launched in 1995, previous acts include Micky Flanaghan, Sarah Millican, Jason Manford, Milton Jones, Jim Jeffries and Romesh Ranganathan to name but a few. Produced by Darrell Martin of Just The Tonic. Big Value selects the best new acts and rising stars. Darrell wants it to continue helping newer acts have a go at Edinburgh with none of the financial pressures usually associated.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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sketch show, Musical Comedy

Blake Everett: Freak Behaviour

13-25 AUG 21:20
A show about being laughed at. Blake is a comedian, and a freak. Are all comedians freaks? No, some are normal, just like you. I am nothing like you. Come laugh, point and gawk at the freak. As well as being a freak, Blake is a winner of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Comedy, and was nominated for Best Music at the 2023 Melbourne Fringe. 'We loved whatever the f#%k that was' (The Umbilical Brothers). 'Complete and utter mayhem' ***** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'A natural fit in comedy' ****½ (TheMusic.com.au).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up, solo show

Body, Pauline Eyre

01-25 AUG 12:30
Menopause: the comedy gift that keeps on giving. Until it's over. Then what? She's had it all her life and finally, comedian Pauline Eyre is ready to celebrate her body. It's quite challenging, learning to love yourself, isn't it? But if you don't do it now, when will you? 'A comedy show about what it means to be a woman in your fifties learning to live... with some of the most special and perhaps horrifying experiences of life. Her humour is extraordinarily infectious... you will have a lot of fun' (BritishTheatre.com).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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sketch show

Bristol Revunions Presents: All You Can Eat!

13-24 AUG 23:30
The Bristol Revunions are back at the Edinburgh Fringe for 2024, and we've got some incredible new recipes! We'll be chopping, stirring, kneading and boiling to serve you some delicious laughs. With a flavour for every palate, bottomless drinks and tastes for all ages, make sure to catch them before the buffet goes cold!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Bryan Berlin: Still Running Scared

01-11 AUG 17:00
Bryan's been a runner for 10 years, but still doesn't know if he likes it. Despite avoiding it as a kid, it has found a way into his life through work, community and romantic relationships. Join Bryan's journey to avoid hitting the wall and runner's trots as he experiences the ups and downs of running in a show The Edinburgh Reporter calls 'an engaging saunter down the past two decades'. If you love running, hate running, or ever wondered 'why am I doing this?' then this show is for you!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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jazz, burlesque

Burlesque, Gin and Jazz

01-25 AUG 19:30
The fastest-selling and most popular show that's appeared at London Burlesque Festival for over 10 years. A classic "bump and grind" extravaganza set to a lively jazz soundtrack in speakeasy style. Bottoms up! Sultry classic burlesque showgirls take to the stage for a night of sizzling hot jazz vocalists and music from the 1930s and beyond. Burlesque like it was meant to be seen. An homage to the golden era of striptease. Prepare for an evening at the hottest show around!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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stand-up

Car Boot

01-25 AUG 19:40
Split bill hour of emerging talent Mia Minkova and Ayla Moore. Car Boot showcases their finest material, some bits that are treasures now and some that will be worth a lot one day.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Caroline McEvoy: Glass Child

19-25 AUG 14:40
Caroline had a pretty typical childhood. Her younger brother, who has autism, did not. In her latest show, Caroline looks back at their upbringing in Northern Ireland, with 45 minutes of jokes, stories and silliness. Caroline is a stand-up from Bangor, Northern Ireland, based in London. Founder of 2x Chortle award-winning night Comedy Bandits. 'She's a star' (Alison Spittle). Komedia New Act Semi-Finalist 2024. Funny Women Stage Awards Shortlist 2021, 2022, 2023. Soho Theatre Labs Alumni 2023.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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Dark Comedy, Alternative Comedy

Catherine McCafferty: (Not) That Bad

01-25 AUG 15:30
Catherine McCafferty is (Not) That Bad. This dark comedy is about death, dating and diarrhea. McCafferty will take you on the journey of growing up in alcoholism, coming out of the closet, watching her dad die and (arguably) worst of all: shitting herself in public. Catherine stands by her promise that the show, and her personality, are truly not that bad.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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international, stand-up

Chanel Ali: Break Up With Your Dad

01-11 AUG 19:15
If you can break up with your dad, you can break up with anyone. Star of the NYC comedy scene teaches you how to fight everyone – and win. You might recognise Chanel from her two Comedy Central specials, and the hit Netflix series Dash and Lily. Catch her at the Fringe as your silly and hilarious relationship expert who'll make you feel fantastic about living your best life. Don't miss this, your chance to catch one of the USA's hottest comedy exports for a limited run this Fringe.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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stand-up

Chelsea Birkby: This is Life, Cheeky Cheeky

01-25 AUG 21:20
Following her award-winning debut and sell-out run, Chelsea Birkby's back with a meditation on lust for life. Playfully combining pop culture and philosophy in this smart and silly show unpacking being in the moment, desire and also ass. 'Very funny... There's a sharp mind behind the sweet exterior' **** (Telegraph). 'Brilliant... Hugely promising and already accomplished' **** (Scotsman). 'A real star' ****½ (Sunday Post). 'Deceptively smart' **** (Fest). Amused Moose Best Debut 2022. Comedian's Choice Best Show Nominee. Best Jokes 2022 (Telegraph, Times). Writer on Mock the Week. Ass seen on BBC Three.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Dark Comedy, drama

Cheryl-Lee Fast: Hypnotic Love

01-11 AUG 15:30
Cheryl-Lee Fast invites you on a comedic journey of hypnotic love. Inspired by true events, our protagonist unwittingly enters a mentalist's realm where subconscious characters plague the conscious mind, realities are blurred and consequences are unintended. Can we be hypnotised into happiness without moving through the layers of discontent that poke and prod us from the depths of our unconscious mind? Or is our future a product of an immutable past?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up

Clayton Smith: Guns For Jesus

01-25 AUG 12:15
American comedian, Clayton Smith, makes his Fringe debut with a solo stand-up show that is cerebral, raunchy, heartfelt and quintessentially American. He cracks jokes about growing up in a prison town, America's obsession with guns, his life in New York City and his experiences with love and heartbreak. This show asks the important questions: What is the secret to a long marriage? How do you become famous overnight? What kind of gun would Jesus have?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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compilation, stand-up

Comedy Brunch

01-25 AUG 11:25
Stand-up Comedy Brunch, a delightful compilation show with top comedians serving you up a hilarious feast. Join us for a side-splitting experience where the laughs are bottomless... New comedians each and every day booked by @OnlyJokingComedy.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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stand-up

Comedy in the Dark

01-25 AUG - 18:00
The sell-out, unique comedy experience returns. Past acts include Sarah Millican, Nish Kumar, Jon Richardson, Shappi Khorsandi and Greg Davies. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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stand-up

Comedy in the Dark – Late

01-18 AUG 22:10
A late-night version of the sell-out unique show. Similar to the earlier show, but 'darker' and later. 'Destined to become one of the most talked about shows' (Time Out). Listings at www.justthetonic.com.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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stand-up

Connor Burns: 1994

01-25 AUG - 21:45

Scotland's comedy meteor's new show! 'Great comedy talent... he is fearless and it is wonderful. Hilarious!' ***** Scotsman. Sell out 2023 Fringe (2000 extra seats added!). Just for Laughs taping, off Broadway run, smash hit UK debut 50 date tour.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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thriller, horror

Corporate Finch

01-11 AUG 23:30
It's midnight in St. Jacobs, Ontario, and two teenagers are breaking into an old factory. Will they make it out alive? Corporate Finch is a critically acclaimed new one-act thriller from award-winning Canadian playwright Taylor Marie Graham. 'Highlight of our first day at Fringe' (MyEntertainmentWorld.ca). 'Genuine creepiness' (BroadwayWorld.com). 'Steadily spooky' (SlotkinLetter.com). 'Well-performed and well-directed' (Toronto Star). 'Had me on the edge of my seat' (IstvanDugalin.com). 'Shines a flickering, warehousey light on two fabulously talented young actors' (OurTheatreVoice.com). 'Brilliance in the simplicity' (CJRU 1280AM). 'A show you simply have to see' (AViewFromtheBox.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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stand-up

Craig Hill: I've Been Sitting On This For A While!

01-25 AUG 19:00
He has! Craig celebrates his 25th show at the Fringe. In his own words, he's 'never had it off!' Everything you ever thought, but never said out loud! Brimming with double entendres, dance routines and songs to make you wish you'd taken out shares in Tena Lady! Unfiltered hilarity! An adrenaline rush of a show. 'I've not heard a room laugh so long and hard... Genuinely funny' ***** (Mirror); 'Laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end... Absolutely hilarious' **** (List); 'Brilliant!' (Daily Record); Nominee: Billy Connolly Spirit Of Glasgow Award 2023.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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character comedy, solo show

Cult Classic(k)

13-25 AUG 12:50
Grab your Kombucha and get ready to live your best life with wellness influencer and the reigning queen of good vibes only, Mia Culpa, as she takes you on her signature transformination journey that will leave you feeling, like, totally amazing. Award-nominated writer/performer Miztli Rose returns to Edinburgh with her brand-new WIP character comedy show (directed by Alex Prescot) that delves into the not-so-zen side of the wellness industry, and asks why is it that the people who want to help the most are often the ones who need the most help?

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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DENIZ GOKTAS: DIRECT FROM ISTANBUL

13 AUG 19:00
With his successful column he occupied in the Uykusuz Comics Magazine and his critically acclaimed podcast series Deniz Göktaş’a Ayıracak Vaktim Yok’ (eng. Time due for Deniz Göktaş’), he has been intriguing his Turkish audience all over the world with his politically charged, witty and dry brand of stand-up comedy After releasing his first stand-up comedy special ‘Selam, Selam’ Deniz Göktaş is in pursue of new material and has been working on building his new hour since, and will be performing in Edinburgh at JTT's Atomic at the Fringe. **This stand-up comedy performance will be Turkish Spoken**

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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Alternative Comedy, LGBTQ+

DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show

01-11 AUG 00:10
DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show featuring disco dance numbers, comedy, drag, burlesque, music and did we mention disco?! Based on a love and deeply inaccurate knowledge of the 70s, DISCOunt: The Disco Variety Show highlights a cast of comedians, drag and burlesque performers, in a powerfully dumb, clown-filled and chaotic evening full of dance parties, Equus, boxing, puppets, Tang and talk shows hosted by Christopher Morucci and Kendall Davis.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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sketch show, character comedy

Dave Durkom: Durkin' 9 to 5 (WIP)

He has over 150 million views on social media. He is one of the 'five young sketch comedians to watch' (Telegraph). He is one half of Durk & Ski. He is 'very funny & genuinely gripping' (Telegraph). He is 'frantic, innovative, effortlessly likeable' (Leftlion). He is going to take you through a day. His show is half sketch, half character, half stand-up, half video and half funny. (One laugh guaranteed per performance).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

David Eagle: The Eagle Is Candid

01-25 AUG 21:30
The adventures of blind comedian and folk singer David Eagle: accosted by faith healers, bamboozling aggressive Australians and escaping arrest after a nocturnal accordion-based antisocial incident. Plus a couple of his songs, one of which was described by the Guardian as 'a comic tour de force', and another one which wasn't. Best Variety Show, Leicester Comedy Festival. 'Brilliant, nuts, heartily recommend!' (Rufus Hound). A regular on BBC Radio 4's The Now Show. Three-time winner, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian Of The Year. Directed by Ben Van der Velde.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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magic, horror

Dee Christopher: The Psychic Vampire

19-24 AUG 21:30
Tricks, blood and rock'n'roll. Seen by millions worldwide, Dee Christopher returns to the Fringe with a blood-soaked cocktail of vampiric mind reading, laced with dark humour. Featured on Discovery, Comedy Central and as one of the stars of BBC Three's Killer Magic. 'An experience you'll never forget!' ***** (NorthWestEnd.co.uk). 'He'll blow your mind!' ***** (Bizarre Magazine).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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clown, character comedy

DeliaDelia! The Flat-Chested Witch!

01-25 AUG 21:55
Inspired by the "witch hunt" on trans rights in the United States.DeliaDelia! The Flat-Chested Witch! by "particularly funny" (Vulture) Amando Houser is a clown hour that is an unhinged and absurd journey of self discovery. She's a witch from the swamps who happens to be as nasty on the eyes as she is with a basketball. Cursed to find a husband, will she find love by the strike of midnight? Or, doomed to be turned into a serpent with no genitalia forever? This debut solo show is directed by Kedian Keohan

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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adaptation, LGBTQ+

Doctor Faustus

13-25 AUG 12:50
Canadian adaption pares Marlowe's tragedy down to a personal interplay between Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles, the conjured demon, played by drag king Coyote Ugly. Once the deal is struck and Faustus has surrendered heaven for worldly pleasures, the two become everything to each other: servants, lovers, enemies, trapped in an eternal dance. Offering unique and accessible interaction, the audience is invited to participate in Faustus' downfall or welcome to lurk unseen in darkness. Doctor Faustus' Mephistopheles won My Entertainment World's Outstanding Performance (Supporting) for their national premier in Toronto. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the production's international debut.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up, theatre

Dylan Dodds: GroundDodds Day

03-25 AUG 14:10
Do you ever get déjà vu? Dylan's last show – 'an innovative way to experience a quarter-life crisis' (TheWeeReview.com) – ended with him deciding to have children. Since then, he's been stuck in a time loop. Yes, like that film. No, Bill Murray isn't in this... If you've ever felt like nothing you do will change things... this show is for you. If your thoughts go round like windmills, getting stuck down rabbit holes... this show is for you. If you enjoy copious amounts of repetition... you get the idea. Do you ever get déjà vu?

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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poetry, spoken word

Edward Tripp: No Man is an Ireland

01-25 AUG 11:45
Enter Edward Tripp's bottomless mind as he straddles comedy and spoken-word, like a genre-defying slut. In this show you can expect defrosted wives, visits from Uncle Connor (who isn't in the IRA) and one unforgivable reference to Michaela Strachan. If you've ever felt like an Ireland, or an Island, this is the show for you. If you've always resented poetry, this is the poetry show for you. 'Whenever Edward's on a comedy line-up, I know I'm in for a treat. Seek him out like buried treasure!' (Spencer Jones). 'Absurd and hysterical' (Razz Magazine).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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true-life, storytelling

Eric's Tales of the Sea – A Submariner's Yarn

02-25 AUG 14:50
Award-winning storytelling. Real-life submariner gives unique insider view of life aboard a nuclear submarine. Heart warming personal stories of: Danger, suspense and true love underwater. 'One in a million show' ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'Quietly Wonderful Show' **** (Times). 'Captivating' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Truly excellent' ***** (FringeReview.co.uk). 'Literally made me gasp out loud' ***** (FringeGuru.com). 'Breathtaking' **** (List). 'Deeply moving' **** (Advertiser, Adelaide). 'Uniquely delightful' ***** (TheWest.com.au). 'Beautifully delivered tale of friendship' ***** (Herald Sun). 'A must see!' ***** (Hairline.org.uk). 'Beautifully crafted, deeply moving' (Time Out). 'Mesmerising' (Guardian).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Freddy Quinne: In Sickness

13-25 AUG 17:05
Fearlessly uncompromising and ruthlessly funny, award-winning comedian Freddy Quinne delves into the depths of his near-fatal illness, a transformative journey that reshaped the course of his life. In this poignant exploration of trauma and fate, Quinne fearlessly confronts the spectre of mortality with razor-sharp humour and unflinching punchlines.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up, character comedy

Free Footlights

01-25 AUG 12:30
The Cambridge Footlights are the world-famous comedy troupe who first aired the talents of some of the foremost British comedians and actors of this century. Founded in 1880, this university drama society boasts an impressive alumni including Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Trevor Nunn and Peter Shaffer. Join us for an hour of stand-up, songs, sketches and much more! Come and see some of the brightest up-and-coming comedians for free, with a different line-up daily!

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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storytelling, solo show

Gary John Miller: Goof

01-11 AUG 12:00
From the brain of Gary John Miller who was once described as a 'mad genius' by a former teacher comes a solo comedy show about growing up and the urge to refuse to do so. 'Gary is tireless, original and multi talented, with equal parts humility and moxie' (Rebecca Wee). 'My son is a deranged and dangerous individual, sorry' (Gary's Dad).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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storytelling, solo show

Gary John Miller: Goof

13-25 AUG 12.10
From the brain of Gary John Miller who was once described as a 'mad genius' by a former teacher comes a solo comedy show about growing up and the urge to refuse to do so. 'Gary is tireless, original and multi talented, with equal parts humility and moxie' (Rebecca Wee). 'My son is a deranged and dangerous individual, sorry' (Gary's Dad).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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Musical Comedy, storytelling

Gemma Caruana: Underwire

01-11 AUG 21:20
You know the saying 'you can't have too much of a good thing'? Well, that's bullshit. Gemma Caruana has always been identified by two big things: her incredible sense of humour and her massive jugs. Was it the ungodly weight of the breast tissue or the weight of societal expectations on people with boobs that made Gemma say 'enough is enough'? Tits, womanhood and hereditary burden, this (now) well-proportioned Maltese titan of comedy and song guides you through what it means to be cursed by what so many others desire.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

H&M: A Split Hour of Stand-Up

01-25 AUG 14:05
Experience the outrageous humour of the brilliant Matt Adlington – 'barrels full of Essex boy charm' (Chortle) – with support from comedy friends, including rising comedy star Harry Pettitt – So You Think You're Funny finalist 2023. With witty observations and charming delivery, this promises to be unforgettable hour of stand-up comedy.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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cabaret, theatre

Hi. I'm Will.

02-11 AUG 11:30
A funny, caustic and vulnerable solo show about who Will Morrison is (aka the gay, genderqueer, sober slut they are) and their journey through alcohol withdrawal and an abusive relationship that got them where they are today. It is a story about overcoming hard times and finding new connections, meaning and priorities in the aftermath. The show features music written or arranged by Morrison.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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sketch show, Alternative Comedy

Hot Concrete: Too Hot (and Too Concretey) for TV

01-11 AUG 12:50
Join the UK's most energetic-yet-simultaneously-downbeat double act as they record the pilot for their groundbreaking TV chat show. Do they have what it takes to impress Big Telly and bag a series? From Henry Whaley (BBC New Comedy Awards 2021; Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2022) and Charlie Billingham (Frosties Water Skills Level 2 2003). Expect 'witty smart but dumb' jokes (Chortle), 'exceptionally written material' (Theatre Weekly) and 'above average backstroke for his year group' (Charlie's swimming coach). As seen / heard on BBC One, Sky Arts, BBC Radio 4.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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Hygge

01-25 AUG 14:25
Welcome to Hygge. A stand-up compilation show like no other, featuring a bunch of professional Norwegian comedians, performing in English. Want to know what hygge means? So do we. Let us cool your warm hearts with our Scandinavian-designed minimalist jokes for one hour. And not a minute longer. Please note we have exported all of the diversity in Norway. Please be impressed by our two Somali comedians, one random French comedian, one gay comedian, one asthmatic comedian and maybe that guy who won Britain's Got Talent. Plus some more native trolls. Skål.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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improv

Incognito Improv: Toxic

13-25 AUG 21:05
Ever been in a relationship that felt a little bit off? Incognito Improv explore all those relationships that have gone from great to ugly. You will laugh, but will you cry? Incognito Improv showcase their hilarious, ground-breaking new show Toxic, and invite world-class guest improvisers to join the fun and try experimental new ideas. Starring Helen Bentley (Rumourville, Tokyo Comedy Store, Oxford Imps), Declan Wolfe (Impro Panto, Studio Wolfe), Inbal Lori (Human Communication, Click, Fragments of Life), and Pete Smith (Rumourville, Kinkonauts, Improvised Star Trek) a team of internationally acclaimed improvisers who have wowed audiences around the world.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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comedy, interactive

Inside The Robot: Kids in Control!

05-25 AUG 13:30
The world's only theatrical escape room! You are the crew of a time-travelling robot and everything has gone wrong. Help! Stunning visual effects and immersive interactive technology mean kids aged 5 to 95 will be enthralled in this thrilling, educational, and hilarious spectacular. Back with fresh new challenges and a new story for 2024 - fans of puzzles, games and silly dances can't miss this unique Fringe experience back for its third year! Catch us in the iconic Big Caves venue like you have never seen it before.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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Musical Comedy, LGBTQ+

Intelligent Bisexual Woman

01-25 AUG 18:20
Gay panic... and Catholic guilt. Reagan Allen tackles both in this musical comedy romp, through intimate overshares about embarrassment at the lesbian bar, nightmarish pregnancy scares, and an undying love for Michael Cera. Whether they identify with intelligence, bisexuality, womanhood, or even none of those things, audiences will root for Allen, who seems to be loved by all, and envied by none. PIT New Works Award, Best Variety Show 2023 (Cantatore & Allen); Official Selection, Vail Comedy Festival 2024 Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2024

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up

Irish Comedy Headliners

01-25 AUG 18:25
Top professional stand-up stand up from the Irish comedy scene and beyond. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2023 and Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2024. Each day the host presents a selection of top quality stand-up comedians who have their own show at the Fringe or have popped over for a few days. A great value show to add to your day at the Fringe.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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stand-up, solo show

JONATHAN: By Order of the Peaky Grindrs

13-25 AUG 00:10
Remorsed, de-bedded, cried. Divorced, debted, survived. Join Jonathan as he hosts an hour of relatable hilarity. Hailing all the way from London, this is his Edinburgh Fringe debut. Friends, fans and stalkers – everyone is welcome! 'I get many requests for quotes and I don't do them any more' (Matt Lucas). 'I always thought you were very funny' (ex-husband). For his last performance, Sunday 25th, Jonathan will be turning 40 on stage. Tickets for this special show are £40 with profits donated to Fringe Society.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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storytelling, stand-up

Jaffer Khan: Mr. Khan, Why Did 9/11 Happen?

01-25 AUG 22:00
Jaffer Khan (Comedy Central, CBS, Redacted Tonight) does stand-up comedy about growing up a Pakistani Muslim in Texas, being a public high school teacher in Houston, and 9/11.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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Disabled-led, stand-up

Jake Donaldson: Spectacle

01-25 AUG 18:40
Jake is partially blind (or partially sighted, depending on your outlook on life) but what is it really like to be visually impaired? A brand-new hour of stand-up from one of Huffington Post's Must See New Acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. As seen on NextUp Comedy and Amazon Prime. Nominated for the Visually Impaired Excellence Award at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe. ***** (BunburyMagazine.com). **** (DarkChat). 'Full of heart... top class anecdotal comedy... genuinely class gags that will have you roaring with laughter.' (Blizzard Comedy).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up, solo show

James Beatty – What a Time to Be Alive

01-25 AUG 16:45
Join Essex's cheekiest chap for his debut hour of stand-up. Expect a quick-witted, full-of-beans comedy special, with captivating stories, original material and tales from 77 countries around the world... from someone who lives life to the fullest in his 5th year up at the Fringe. @JamesBeattyComedian. 'Funniest f*cking dude I've ever seen in my life' (Gerard Butler, 2023). 'Hilarious man who lights up any room from Bangkok to Bali, Amsterdam to the Amazon' (Patrick Seymour). 'A star in the making' (his mum).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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stand-up

Jamie DSouza: Brownie!

01-25 AUG 15:15
Jamie (Stand Up Sketch Show, Simon Amstell tour support) is back with a show all about how much of a pathetic coward he is. 'A highly effective way of delivering gag after wry gag' (Chortle.co.uk). **** (Entertainment-Now.com). **** (BroadwayWorld.com). **** (One4Review.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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stand-up, solo show

Jane Mumford: Are You OK?

01-11 AUG 13:20
Half-Brit comedian Jane Mumford was born and raised in Switzerland. As if having a jazz musician for a father didn't single her out enough in a village full of doctors, lawyers and bankers, she decided to become a goth in her teens. Diving deep into our collective experiences as teenagers (lord help us), her second solo show is about the lessons we should never have learned while growing up, the cost of fitting in, and why being a tap-dancing goth was a good idea after all.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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absurdist, Alternative Comedy

Jaz Mattu Returns

02-25 AUG 18:40
The lovable Kentish comedian returns with a coming of age story told via absurdist, chaotic, theatrical stand-up. 'A crazy show of chaos and laughs... Jaz Mattu has created something truly unique with this show.' **** (Entertainment-Now.com). 'Jaz Mattu is a fearless performer' (Ben Target).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

Jenny Hart: Lezard

01-25 AUG 20:35
Award winner Jenny Hart presents her debut Edinburgh show Lezard! A chaotic and uplifting show of side splitting observational stand-up, killer songs and a kazoo solo or two. Do you feel like you've never quite fit in? Then come along and join in as we delve deep into the caverns of Jenny's head spooning out inner saboteurs, sexuality and why Lizards are the best pets.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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stand-up

Jessie Cave and Alfie Brown Share a Work in Progress

01-25 AUG 17:00
Alfie Brown and Jessie Cave share an hour of new material, some of which might be about each other. This will be the first time they've shared a stage in over ten years of being a couple, co-parents and exes.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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comedy, solo show

Jewels

08-14 AUG 10:50
1348. Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about God. And God's angry. The Black Death's on a rampage. Graveyard orgies are in style. With brothels blamed, prostitute Jules has a shot at swapping sin for salvation, walled into a living grave as God's eternal bride. But nuns just want to have fun. Following a "phenomenal performance" in her recent sell-out tour described as "theatrical gold", (London Grip) Tanwen Stokes' writing debut is a subversive spectacle inspired by the women who were hot for Jesus. Think Carry-On-cum-Monty Python-cum-Sister Act-Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris, Amen.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Jimeoin: Who's Your Man?!

01-25 AUG - 20:25

'Hilarious... It gets no better than this' (Time Out). Royal Variety, Palladium, Apollo. 'Inspired' (Independent). 'Wickedly funny!' (Age). 'Don't miss it! If laughter is the best medicine, Jimeoin is a course of steroids.' (Edinburgh Evening News)

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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improv

John Oakes – Rapscallion

1-25 AUG 19:25
Join comedian John Oakes for 50 minutes of improvised hilarity! Featuring entirely extemporized Shakespearean style sonnets, raucous unrehearsed rap recitals and guest appearances from some of the best improvisors at the fringe! 'A joy to behold' ***** (Shakespeare4Breakfast). 'The future of improv' (Mike McShane, Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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Alternative Comedy, stand-up

Josh Makinda Is Probably Fine

01-25 AUG 12:00
Josh Makinda is bringing his debut solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe! Australian, Kenyan-ethnicity, but NYC-based, Josh has been wowing audiences the world over with his unique brand of sharp wit, whip-smart ad-libs and colossal tales of life, wonder and unwellness. You are next! Come and laugh until your tummy hurts; his already does (IBS)! '...Josh Makinda had the audience in his palm... I laughed for a solid fifty minutes, you probably will too.' (IsolatedNation.com). 'Josh Makinda is a rarity... it's comedy of the first order' (The West Australian).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

1-25 AUG 19:15
Journey into the mind of a once small-town boy, now internationally-acclaimed comedian, as he gallivants around the globe sharing stories, observations and thoughts on the weird and wonderful experiences that have coloured his adventures. Kai has toured live in 55 countries with Daniel Sloss, opening in massive theatres and arenas all over the world. Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast Sloss and Humphries on the Road, he has also toured ten solo shows including a brilliant run off-Broadway in New York. Catch Kai in his natural element – live, up close and hilarious! 'Massively funny' **** (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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stand-up

Karl Porter and Ben Silver: 2 Sick Guyz (doing stand-up)

13-25 AUG 16:35
Featuring the slow-mo guy and viral sensation Karl Porter and Hot Water Comedy Club's Breakthrough Act of the Year Ben Silver, 2 sick guyz (doing stand-up) will present each act's best 30 minute comedy sets.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Kevin James Doyle: After Endgame

01-25 AUG 17:05
After Endgame masterfully combines the strategic nuances of chess with the uproarious comedy of life. Doyle has a wealth of experience teaching over 6500 chess lessons in New York City. In this captivating hour filled with drama and intrigue, Doyle takes the audience on a journey across the world: flown to the vibrant city of Singapore at the behest of a mysterious investor, Doyle found himself imparting chess wisdom to some of the world's wealthiest individuals. The tension rises as Kevin navigates these high-stakes players, both on and off the chessboard.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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storytelling, stand-up

Kim McVicar: Female Comedian

13-25 AUG 19:15
Meet Kim McVicar, the Canadian comedian who was listed among the Top 9 Female Comedians to Watch in 2023 by Incluvie. You can check out her latest hour-long special Kim McVicar: Female Comedian on most streaming platforms. This year marks Kim's debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where she invites the audience to join her on a journey through first dates at strip clubs, her fear of fish swimming up her hoo-ha, crowd work antics and more! Grab your tickets today! Let's live, laugh and leave feeling good about the day.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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Alternative Comedy, character comedy

Kit Loyd: Frenzy (WIP)

01-11 AUG 15:15
Oi Oi! Kit Loyd brings you 50 minutes of one-man physical sketch comedy. Co-directed by Trygve Wakenshaw. Winner of the British Comedy Guide Talent Award 2023. 'Loyd is a superb physical comedian, easily the stand-out performer on the night, for me Loyd was head and shoulders above the other acts' (BeyondTheJoke.co.uk). Praise for Nightwatchman (2023): **** (Scotsman). Listed for Best Edinburgh Fringe Comedy (Scotsman). Praise for Gosh (2022): 'One of the best pieces of comedy I've seen in ages' ***** (EdFringeReview.com).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Kurt Sterling: Corporate Chronicles

01-25 AUG 20:00
Emerging star Kurt Sterling takes you on a journey from working class rural Australia to the top of the elite corporate world (and back...) Make no mistake, this show is taking the corporate world down. You will never look at the office the same way again. Sold out at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2024. 'Great crowd work, great content... next time Kurt Sterling please come for longer!' (@RayConradFringe, Instagram)

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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solo show

Kyle Ayers presents: Hard to Say

01-25 AUG 19:25
US comedian Kyle Ayers (Conan, Comedy Central) tries to make light of having Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare nerve disorder known as Suicide Disease. Inherently already a funny topic. Featured in the LA Times for both his comedy and the disease, Kyle performs his show about his experience living with the disease, getting misdiagnosed for years, getting brain surgery, the successful brain surgery eventually wearing off and what life looks like when you may have tried everything and nothing works.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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sketch show, absurdist

Late Night Party Boyz Do a Legally Mandated Kids Show

01-25 AUG 22:10
The Late Night Party Boyz, have messed up... real bad. For crimes against art, a judge sentences them to age down their act and to "Do A Legally Mandated Kids Show." Through sketch comedy and high energy absurdism, they fight to rejoin the world of adult entertainment. Think Tim and Eric, The Mighty Boosh, Sam Simmons and Rick and Morty 'different.' Comprised of Melbourne comic and improviser Damien Vosk and award nominated comedian Ross Purdy, they'll disrupt everything you know about sketch comedy!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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Dark Comedy, Alternative Comedy

Laurence Tuck: Dark/Twisted/Nerdy/Awkward

01-25 AUG 20:00
The title of the show says it all. Join dark, twisted, nerdy and awkward comedian Laurence Tuck for his debut one-man stand-up show. 'Stunningly original jokes, its been years since I've seen a new comedian with jokes this good' (Adam Bloom, legendary comic and author of Finding Your Comic Genius). 'Inventively offbeat' (Chortle.co.uk). 'His writing is wonderfully creative and... extremely impressive' (Notts Comedy Review). 'Quirky and offbeat... I liked him' (Steve Wright, BBC Radio 2).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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stand-up, solo show

Louise Leigh: Distracted

01-25 AUG 15:30
'Hilarious' **** (TheWeeReview.com). 'Brilliant' (Scotsman). 'Go see this show' **** (FunnyWomen.com). How do you want to be remembered when you die? Taxidermied in a gastropub, of course! Also covered: raising teenagers among llamas; which are the most boring nipples; why the menopause is a cross between the climate crisis and World War 1; and biscuits. There's always biscuits. Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Finalist, Funny Women Semi-finalist, British Comedian of the Year Semi-finalist. 'Great performance, great confidence, great jokes' (Gary Delaney). Viewers may become fiercely aroused.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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sketch show, comedy

Low Effort Sketches: As Described

01-25 AUG 17:20
Join multi award-winning sketch duo Low Effort Sketches for their highly anticipated debut hour! Alice and Andy perform silly, fourth-wall breaking sketches and deploy 'weapons-grade caterwauling' (Chortle.co.uk). Your eardrums will never be the same. For fans of Armstrong and Miller, Mitchell and Webb and Disney's The Lion King (animated version). Winners of Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2022 and Get Up, Stand Up 2023. Shortlisted for BBC New Comedy Awards 2023. 'Unfollowable. Hilarious' (Chortle.co.uk). 'A masterclass in sketch comedy' ****½ (TheTab.com). 'An hour of endless laughs' ****½ (Varsity).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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improv, Work in Progress

Lucas Jefcoate: Will He Won't He, Can't He Auntie?

13-25 AUG 17:00
Award-nominated comedian and viral internet sketch-maker Lucas Jefcoate looks like someone's aunt. His feminine wrists, affinity for cardigans and jokes that will make you say, 'he peaked in Year 6'. Watch the viral wonder boy with over 20K followers and 25 million views flounder on stage in front of your very eyes! If you like him in one minute videos, prepare to have your attention span challenged! (Subway Surfers gameplay will play throughout the show). Includes support act.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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solo show

Lucy Porter No Regrets

01-11 AUG 16:40
Lucy has been a Fringe favourite for over 20 years. She's appeared on countless TV shows including QI, Live at the Apollo and Would I Lie to You. She's a regular on Radio 4's News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Just a Minute. She's even Celebrity Mastermind's Champion of Champions. This is a brand new stand-up show all about regrets. Frank Sinatra had too few to mention, but Lucy's got hundreds, and she's prepared to go into graphic detail about all of them. 'Impeccably punchlined anecdotes... Genuinely delightful' (Telegraph).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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storytelling, stand-up

Luke Chilton: Netflix and Chilton

01-25 AUG 20:00
“Netflix and Chilton” is Luke Chilton’s debut EdFringe show! Expect sexual exploration, coming of age shenanigans and hilarious dissections of a complete medically approved psychotic breakdown. Much like Netflix, most of this show is aimless entertainment slop but every now and then something seriously cool and worthwhile pops up that will have you and your pals talking. Subscribe now! Stop relying on your mum or ex-partner and pay for something yourself! Disclaimer: Watching this show will not make your partner want to sleep with you. It may, however, make you want to sleep with Luke Chilton

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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folk, acoustic

Lullaby for Two

19-25 AUG 14:30
Lullaby for Two. Stefanos Barbalias, a gifted artist and composer drawing from eclectic influences such as folk-acoustic music, piano compositions from legendary composers such as Chopin and Satie and modern life experiences. His unique collection of songs takes you on a journey that explores different facets of human emotions, culminating in an ethereal soundscape that is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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cabaret, opera

Madame Chandelier Saves Opera

01-25 AUG 16:10
Opera needs a hero. And Madame Chandelier is ready to save the day by solving opera's problematic plots, fixing structural inequality and shattering the glass ceiling with her high notes. 'Expert timing' **** (Observer). 'Infectiously bonkers' **** (Scotsman). 'Phenomenal' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Nominated for Best Comedy Show, Manchester Fringe.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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new writing, theatre

Marriage With Benefits

01-25 AUG 13:20
Embark on a journey with Marriage with Benefits, a captivating one-woman show delving into the comedic complexities of love, ambition, and bureaucracy in a post-Brexit landscape. Meet Mai, a spirited German artist on a quest for artistic fulfilment in the UK, as she navigates the turbulent waters of cross-cultural dating and visa woes. Through TED Talk-style engagement and thought-provoking dialogue, Mai invites the audience to ponder the true essence of self-discovery amidst the chaos of modern life. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of love, identity and the pursuit of dreams in this must-see theatrical experience.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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clown, character comedy

Medicine Woman

01-25 AUG 23:55
Medicine Woman is a Venezuelan healer, in town for one night only to conduct a shamanic healing ceremony that will change your vibe forever. Does Medicine Woman, the dumb bitch of shamans, hold the secrets of the universe? Or is she a lil' rascal tryna steal kisses from strangers? Does it matter? Part circus and characters, part shamanic ceremony, part night out with your sassy Latina bestie. The ceremony changes every night. Veronica Osorio (Soderbergh, CBS, NBC, Netflix) is a Venezuelan comedian, clown, actress, rapper and film director. She's gone through shit so that you don't have to.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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storytelling, stand-up

Michael Balazo: Thanks For Murdering My Grandfather, The Mafia! (Not)

01-25 AUG 14:20
Comedian Michael Balazo (writer, Schitt's Creek) presents a show about family secrets, shame and... murder! Imagine if Frasier Crane found out that his grandfather had been a mobster. That's precisely what happened to Michael in the wake of his father's death. To make matters worse, his grandfather wasn't even a successful mobster – he was so bad at it that the mob killed him. This show is proof that men would rather talk about how their grandfather was murdered by the mafia than go to therapy.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, LGBTQ+

Michael John Ciszewski: If Memory Serves

01-25 AUG 12:35
Sobriety, sex and profound stupidity... the horrors are indescribable, but you've still got to serve! If memory serves, NYC comedian Michael John Ciszewski made a fine mess of things before getting sober. Help him remember everything he wishes he could forget – from transformative pop culture and hookups with radical leftists to queer villainy and accidental car theft. Make new memories on the scorched earth of a gay youth quite literally wasted in this hilarious and searingly honest hour of comedy, jam-packed with laughs about anxiety, identity, relationships and the inscrutable conundrum of existence.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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drama, solo show

Michael Porter – Love and Brain Damage

01-25 AUG 13:50
Michael sheds light on the everyday challenges of his condition, from the struggles of memory loss and impulse control to the comical mishaps that ensue when navigating social interactions. Whether it's forgetting where he parked his car (he doesn't drive) or unintentionally blurting out inappropriate remarks, Michael's adventures are sure to leave audiences in stitches. From finding himself on the wrong path surrounded by the wrong people, to facing the harsh realities of death and prison, Michael's journey is one of resilience, growth, strength and, ultimately, love.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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improv, Alternative Comedy

Murder Inc

01-25 AUG 18:25
Every night, it's a raucous, improvised, made-to-order murder with Murder Inc – where the audience chooses the setting, the characters, and even the motives. Murder Inc has been performing regular monthly shows to sold-out crowds in Manchester and Leeds for over nine years, and now the North of England's funniest criminals are back in Edinburgh. Come see the show that our audiences say 'had me crying with laughter', 'is just awesome', and that 'everyone should check out'. One lucky detective even takes home a "prize".

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up, solo show

Mustafa Algiyadi: Almost Legal Alien

01-25 AUG 16:30
Libyan Arab stand-up Mustafa Algiyadi – **** (The Voice) – longs to be part of the European way of life but is confronted with some cultural differences that make it confusing, chaotic and sometimes highly inappropriate! If you're up for picking apart bad habits, religion, meditation, velvet sofas and for learning how to deal with annoying people, then why are you not booking your ticket already?!? 'A warm and engaging comic' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Hilarious storytelling' (ThePlaysTheThingUK.com). Approach ducks with caution.

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Myriam Sonanini: Maze of Madness

13-25 AUG 13:20
Meet comedian Myriam Sonanini from Switzerland as your too-personal shopper, who will guide you through a "fictional" Swedish furniture store, giving you answers to questions you didn't really want to have an answer to. Life is madness, and the answer to the meaning of life is meatballs.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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Family-friendly, character comedy

Namaste Blisters

06-15 AUG 11:00
Becoming a yoga teacher was life-changing for Kym Nelson, who decided to swap her hedonistic lifestyle for a more ethical one. Although it didn't turn out like that... she became a comedian! Performing in Namaste Blisters, Kym plays the larger-than-life characters based on yoga teachers she's met: the Yoga Terrorist, Spiritual Tree Hugger, the Yoga Poser, the Sultry Chocolate Meditation Teacher and Yoga Woman! There will be a Yoga-Off, the Y-Factor and a laughing meditation. Previously performed at the Museum of Comedy in London and the Camden Fringe. Guaranteed you won't look at yoga the same way again!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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storytelling, stand-up

Natasha Pearl Hansen: The Right Amount of Wrong

01-25 AUG 14:00
Following her cancelled-wedding comedy special, I Was Supposed to Get Married Today, and her launch of mybreakupregistry.com, comedian Natasha Pearl Hansen takes you on a comedic journey of breakup recovery, self rediscovery and gritty modern adulthood. Honest, relatable and classily dirty, Natasha shares hilarious stories about getting on with life: from family to dating to career to finding reasons to unfollow children on Instagram. This show is an insightful and hysterical look at the imperfections of living and moving on.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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Alternative Comedy, character comedy

Nerine Skinner: The Exorcism of Liz Truss

Debut hour from Funny Women Content Creator 2023 runner-up and Britain's Got Talent Semi-Finalist. In 2022, politically unaware Nerine Skinner went viral for her parodies of Prime Minister Liz Truss. Outlasted in Downing Street by a lettuce, Liz Truss's political relevance faded and the country moved on. But Nerine didn't. Through hilarious, original, oddball characters, award-nominated political parodies and heartfelt storytelling, this is the story of Nerine trying to let go. Examining how holding onto the past and her unconventional upbringing led to an unhealthy codependency with the former Prime Minister.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Disabled-led, stand-up

Neurodiversions

13-25 AUG 11:45
From seagulls to Shakespeare, from daddy problems to dog podcasts, join Ethan Madds and Emerson Young on a magical mystery meander along the scenic route through their weird-yet-wonderful worldviews, in this uproarious, unpredictable celebration of neurodivergent minds and experiences. It's safe to say no two of these shows will be the same – but however chaotic the journey, the destination will always be hilarious! 'Ethan Madds didn't just raise the roof, he took it home with him too' (Wreck The Mic Comedy). 'Emerson Young is sweet and occasionally filthy, which is a killer combo' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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improv, interactive

Never Date a Comedian

17-24 AUG 22:10
Looking for love at the Edinburgh Fringe? This show is for the singles, the wannabe singles and the pretending-to-be singles. Forget the dating apps, swipe right on an evening of comedy chaos instead. Join host Sasha Frank and our nightly line-up of hilarious, eligible comedians as we swap punchlines for pick-up lines. Maybe the love of your life is in the audience? Maybe it's one of our comedians? Only one way to find out... Cancel that Tinder subscription and come on down for a smokin' hot evening of matchmaking, joke-making and a whole lotta laughs.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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stand-up

Nina Gilligan: Goldfish

02-25 AUG 20:40
Join multi award winner Nina Gilligan for her hilarious hour of stand-up, Goldfish. Memory loss, health anxiety, goldfish-related trauma. Things you need to remember and the thing you can't forget. As heard on BBC Radio 4 and voted Best Club Comedian (Chortle.co.uk), Nina is described as a 'bolshier Mrs Merton' (Skinny) and known as 'a vivacious, life embracing performer, with a cheeky, ready wit' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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solo show, LGBTQ+

Olivia Levine: Unstuck

01-25 AUG 19:30
Did you masturbate in public as a child and then feel so guilty you stopped touching yourself for two years while your "sins" played on a loop in your head? Ever watch your dad sleep at night to make sure he was still breathing? Were you afraid to say 'delectable' because JonBenét Ramsey said it right before she was murdered in the JonBenét Ramsey Lifetime Original Movie? If so, it's possible you were a horny little lesbian in the making with totally undiagnosed OCD! Like me! Come to Unstuck to see how I turned out ;)

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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absurdist, clown

Ollie West: Discovery (WIP)

01-25 AUG 23:15
From one of the creators of Big Zeus Energy (nominated for Best Debut Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2023, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2023) and Nightwatchman (sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2023), a one-man physical comedy and sketch show about a caveman. Praise for previous shows: ***** (The-Crumb.com). 'It's very funny, delightfully charming and has a real spirit of the Fringe vibe.' **** (MumbleComedy.net). 'Comedy this fresh doesn't come a long very often, and when it does, you should enjoy it' **** (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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sketch show, film

One Man Arnie

AUG 01-25 12:35
Can one man recreate live on stage, the greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ever? Laurence Tuck is that man. And with his trusty assistant Ben Barker, he will perform a movie of explosions, machine guns, rocket launchers, moustachioed bad guys and ultimately friendship. So buckle your seat belts, push that jeep with no breaks down the hill and get ready for an all-action, high-octane motherf***** of an hour's movie-based light entertainment.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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Musical Comedy, LGBTQ+

Otter Lee: Princess Syndrome

01-25 AUG 15:30
At four, Otter was so moved by Princess Diana's death that he wept outside the palace while his father took pictures and laughed. Trapped in a vortex of man-children, Otter still feels broken. Through a sassy mix of stand-up, storytelling and musical comedy, Otter learns to make peace with racism in the gay community and love himself. Like all good fairytales, Otter's story contains a difficult childhood, a wicked stepmother, an animal sidekick and emotional singing! Disney stans will recognize parodies of The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and Frozen, but with more foreplay.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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sketch show

Oxford Revue: Vive La Revuelution

09-23 AUG 15:10
The annual sketch show from the world-famous student comedy troupe. From cutting satires to otherworldly absurdities to show-stopping musical numbers, the Oxford Revue's revolution ensure that heads will roll (from laughter)!

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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comedy, new writing

Paradok Platform: Daily Routine at the Farcical Castle

10,11,13,15 AUG 19:30
'Darling, your wicked brother The Duke greased me up in butter and rolled me down a hill. You have 45 minutes to convince me not to execute him.' King Barnaby's had enough. Duke Snortickle's played one prank too far and it's time for him to go! But what will the family think!? It's a race against the show's runtime to convince the King to change his mind! A new play by Theodore Chevis.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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new writing, drama

Paradok Platform: Lights Out

01,02,03,04 AUG 19:30
'Witty, yet painfully authentic' (The Student), Lights Out is an intimate, real-time conversation following two sisters, as they slowly move from playful banter, such as hypothetical debates over fruit salad, to conflicting memories which begin to uncover shared trauma. We start to question themes surrounding the nature of our changing relationships as we grow up, whether ignorance is truly bliss and how reactions shape the moral perception of an event. In a play filled with 'laughter and silence' (The Student), the bitterly nostalgic shift of perspectives enlightens our understanding of familial relationships.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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new writing, LGBTQ+

Paradok Platform: Liminal

16,17,18,19 AUG 19:30
Ex-girlfriends Mar and Esme prepare for Mar's imminent move from the country. Memories are shared and tensions rise as they try to reach an understanding again and again... and again... and again... something's wrong. Haven't we been here before? The boxes are packing themselves and the wine is already half-empty and I feel like reality is coming apart at the seams – trapped in time, the two are forced to contend with love, loss and ominous cosmic forces.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show, character comedy

Paradok Platform: The Dink Rodgers Show

05,06,07,08 AUG 19:30
Dink Rodgers has won two Emmys, three Grammys and 84 Oscars. That's right, he's an actor with an EGO! Join us for an unforgettable evening traversing the length and breadth of his illustrious career. Featuring interviews, sketches, songs and more! It's a sketch show framed as a retrospective look at the career of Dink Rodgers, one of the world's most celebrated artistes. A man who thinks humility is when there's a lot of moisture in the air, he's ruffled a few feathers. Now it looks like his chickens are coming home to roost...

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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drama, physical theatre

Paradok Platform: This Natural Scene

21,22,23,24,25 AUG 19:30
'You know I hate looking back.' 'It's not looking back. We're still here.' How does it feel to watch yourself grow old? A woman, Her, returns home to find her childhood in boxes and her mother ready to move on; Her parents have sold the house, and things need sorting through. Over the course of the day, Her and Mother find themselves caught up in some difficult conversations, as they come to terms with what was, what is and what will be. A show about nostalgia, reflection and the ache of leaving the past behind.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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stand-up, solo show

Patrick Monahan – The Talkinator

01-25 AUG 19:15
It's the year 2024. A lot of talk about AI taking over humans. Only one man can out-talk the chat-bots and robots. One hour of stand-up comedy written by a human, performed by a human... Fringe-favourite Patrick Monahan is back! 'I defy anyone who was there not to leave with a smile on their face. You just have to have a good time' **** (One4Review.co.uk). 'A definite must see!' **** (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine). 'Hilarious without being outrageous' ***** (ThreeWeeks).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Paul Savage: Hopes Under the Hammer

01-25 AUG 20:10
With dodgy landlords, financial scammers and living on a narrowboat, Paul Savage has some housing horror stories. But luckily he's written some jokes about them. The multi award-winning comedian takes a deep dive in to the nightmare world of estate agents, and why someone's decided to cut off the bottom few rungs of the property ladder. Sell-out shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide and Melbourne. 'Genuinely brilliant, an all round hoot' (Guardian). 'Probably able to buy a one bedroom flat in Bromley' (Evening Standard).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Phil Henderson: Space Cowboy

13-25 AUG 11:30
'Phil has extracted my loudest laugh of the Fringe' (Scotsman). West End New Act of the Year (2022) and Telegraph Top Jokes of The Fringe nominee Phil Henderson returns with his debut solo stand-up comedy show. Space Cowboy: a journey through the cosmos exploring identity, cowboys, fatherhood, the appeal of Matthew McConaughey and more. A self-deprecating, left-field and occasionally dark analysis of life through the eyes of the pun-loving and slightly confused Phil Henderson. 'Impressive across a slew of different comedy styles... Henderson pretty much nails them all.' (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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clown, Alternative Comedy

Pull My Goldfinger

01-11 AUG 16:35
Bond is dead. Craig's out. To revive the world's most famous spy we must return to the very beginning. But who is brave enough? Who has the courage to bring Bond back? Known for his ethnically ambiguous bone structure and dynamic physicality, Carlos Sandin is bringing a Bond that obliterates all others. A new undercover hero we never knew we needed. Forget Connery, Moore and Brosnan, Sandin is here to take the world on the most epic journey 007 has ever ventured: rebirth. Expect action, drama and live music; a fresh take on a modern classic.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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magic, comedy

Pure Imagination – A Willy Wonka Parody and Comedy Magic Show

01-18 AUG 12:00
Get ready to experience the extraordinary as Willy Wonka's son, Andy Wonka, takes centre stage in Edinburgh for the world premiere of the Pure Imagination comedy magic show! This parody, inspired by the beloved tale of the original Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory film, is a one-of-a-kind production and comedy magic show for children and families. It promises to enchant audiences of all ages with inspiring stories, dazzling magic and a sprinkle of pure imagination.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Raul Kohli: Raul Britannia

01-25 AUG 18:30
Award-winning comedian and proud Brit Raul Kohli is the son of a Hindu Indian and a Sikh Singaporean, raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where his best friend was a Pakistani Muslim. He has lived in every corner of this glorious nation and is fascinated by the diversity of these small isles. Imagine his surprise to hear from politicians and the media that multiculturalism has failed. 'One of the best comedians in England' (BBC Radio 4) explores what it means to be British. 'Superb political comedy' (Scotsman); 'Dripping with erudite genius' (Fest).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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sculpture, absurdist

Reuben Solo – Please Clap

13-25 AUG 15:30
Just got word from the mayor of Edinburgh that this show is not to go ahead and anyone caught attending "will be sorry". What the hell?! The guy is nuts! Winner: 2024 Best Comedy Weekly Award, Perth Fringe; Winner: 2023 Best Comedy Weekly Award, Adelaide Fringe; 'Admire the chaos' ***** (IsolatedNation.com, 2024); 'A unique style all of his own' ****½ (TheBarefootReview.com.au, 2023); 'Craftily intricate... gleefully daft nonsense' **** (Scotsman, 2023); 'Almost indescribable' **** (List, 2024).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show, Alternative Comedy

Richard Duffy is Asleep: A Retrospective

13-25 AUG 17:55
We spend one third of our lives asleep. But 100% of human creative output features people who are awake. This is silly. For over 30 years, Richard has been mesmerising audiences worldwide simply watching him asleep on stage. Now we look back on his illustrious career. Part documentary, part sketch show and the only performer is fast asleep. Well, that was the plan. One third of critically acclaimed sketch group Planet Caramel: 'Genuinely new and presciently funny' (ThreeWeeks). 'Bright and witty, fast-paced, energetic and wonderfully silly' ***** (EdFringeReview.com). Directed by MC Hammersmith.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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storytelling

Richard Stott: Trade (WIP)

01-11 AUG 14:40
Trade, grind, graft! Like many millennials, Stott has been told he doesn't do enough of it. But are millennials just entitled and lazy like your dad says? Well, maybe: but, as Richard Stott remembers his time as a trader in London's Borough Market – facing freezing temperatures then returning to work after a terror attack – he tends to disagree. In his brand new hour, Stott (seen on ITV2's Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live) explores our differing relationships with how we trade our time. Guardian Top 10 Jokes 2023.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

Rob Mulholland: Allegations

01-25 AUG 20:55
Hilariously dirty comedy with no sad bits. The funny one from Dead Men Talking, the UK's most disgusting podcast. 'Nasty, offensive and dangerous' (TheNationalStudent.com). If you would like to be sure you'd like my comedy before you buy a ticket then have a little google of my name and you'll find loads of free stuff to watch including two full comedy specials.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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storytelling, stand-up

Ronnie Neville: All Irish Comedy

01-25 AUG 17:50
Come and experience the globe-trotting international Irish storyteller, Ronnie Neville! From Cork to Edinburgh via New York and Melbourne with a suitcase full of stories. Tales from the bogs and streets of Ireland watered and grown on the floorboards of Irish pubs. Truly this man is either a genius or a lunatic! You decide! We all love a good joke but we never forget a good story. Strap yourself in because this guy is absolutely off-the-rails hilarious! 'The set was reminiscent of the style of Billy Connolly' **** (Fringefeed.com.au); 'Hilarious' **** (XPressMag.com.au).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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stand-up

Ross McGrane: Get Rich or Cry Trying

01-25 AUG 12:45
'Nobody on this planet makes me laugh as hard as Ross McGrane' (Jordan Gray). An hour of stand-up from award-winning Essex-based comedian Ross McGrane. An established pro on the circuit, Ross 'lights up the room like an arsonist with a can of petrol' (Russell Kane). Ross has been official tour support for Russell Kane, Jayde Adams, Geoff Norcott, Esther Manito and Jordan Gray, as well as performing regularly in some of the country's most prestigious venues.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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absurdist, Alternative Comedy

Ross Purdy Dances in the Cultural Sewer

01-25 AUG 20:50
Australian comedian Ross Purdy attempts to perform the most culturally significant show the Earth has ever seen with his chaotic brand of alternative anti-comedy. In his Edinburgh Fringe debut he'll dance through the cultural sewer of capitalism, popular culture, parent-child relationships, fast-food consumption and religion in order to give the world the bloody facelift he believes the world is aching for.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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music, storytelling

Rules Schmules: How to be Jew-ISH

20-25 AUG 12:00
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 to 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.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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sketch show

Running Out of Time!

02-25 AUG 18:50
The Pigeons are up against the clock! Running Out of Time! is The Milky Pigeons' debut full-length sketch-comedy show. Emulating the fast-paced and varied style of your For You Page, the Pigeons' hilarious sketches shape a commentary on how the influence of social media has reduced our attention spans. The art of comedy is in a new digital era. We ask: Can comedians still trust an audience to remain focused for 45 minutes?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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stand-up

Sasha Ellen: My MILF-shake Brings all the Boys to the Yard

Sasha doesn't need a child to be a MILF. In fact, a child would probably get in the way. A stand-up show about all the things that hit you like a ton of bricks in your thirties. No one warned Sasha that doctors were going to start telling her what to do to live longer or what she'd have in common with those slutty turtles. **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (BroadwayWorld.com). **** (EdFestMag.com). **** (Edinburgh-Reviews.co.uk). **** (GonzoMagazine.co.uk). Material heard on BBC Radio 4. Nominee: Best New Show Leicester Comedy Festival 2022.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Common Room

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stand-up, performance art

Schrödinger's Yats

01-25 AUG 14:55
Coquettes of comedy, Cecily Hitchcock and Jen Nolan, unite for Shrödinger's Yats. Two yats (meaning females) are both simultaneously alive and dead within a box (Just The Tonic's fabulous The Caves). Come hither, take your seat and find out if they live or die... in like, a funny way. 'Outstanding' (Independent).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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storytelling, stand-up

Scott Bennett: Blood Sugar Baby (WIP)

13-25 AUG 15:15
One family, one condition, one hellva of a hairy baby. A show about an ill baby, but a really funny one, with a happy and hopeful ending. From Scott Bennett (Live at the Apollo, News Quiz). As heard on the Parenting Hell podcast. ‘An incredibly funny man with an even more incredible story.’ - Rob Beckett

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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stand-up

Scott Bennett: Stuff (WIP)

13-25 AUG 20:45
We love Stuff! It's who we are and who we want to be. But apparently, it's at odds with the looming environmental crisis… Comedian and former product designer Scott Bennett tries to cleanse his life of Stuff. Tour support for Micky Flanagan and Rob Brydon. Chortle Award nominee. From Live at the Apollo, News Quiz and The Now Show. 'Without doubt live comedy's best kept secret' (Evening Standard). ‘This barnstorming show made for a hugely entertaining night’ (Chortle.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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stand-up, Work in Progress

Seán Burke: Burke in Progress

13-24 AUG 16:15
One of Ireland’s favourite internet comedians, Seán Burke, makes his Edinburgh debut with Burke In Progress. Come along as Seán appears in three dimensions for a change, trying out a raft of new material, leaving you eager to Google his back catalogue. Ideally after the show. 'I love Sean Burke! He is one of the most consistently funny and inventive comedians working today' (Joe Lycett). 'Very funny guy!' (Dwayne The Rock Johnson).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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absurdist, stand-up

Shenoah Allen: Bloodlust Summertime

01-25 AUG 19:45
This half of the acclaimed comedy duo, Pajama Men, shares acid-fuelled escapades of sex, drugs, and murder amidst the backdrop Albuquerque, New Mexico (Shenoah’s hometown and the realm of Breaking Bad). He unflinchingly confronts societal norms and challenges the audience to question their own boundaries while simultaneously inviting us to revel in the sheer madness of it all. 'Comic bliss' ***** (Guardian). 'It's weird and it's wonderful' **** (Times). 'Allen gives particularly good severed head' **** (Evening Standard). 'I was doubled up in a kind of hysterical agony' (Washington Post).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Stairs

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improv, variety

Shiny Things – Comedy Extravaganza

01-25 AUG
Shiny Things is a comedy variety show hosted by a delightful and mischievous duo, presenting guest acts performing improv, character and stand-up, as well as audience prizes, and an uproarious party atmosphere. See some of the Fringe's top alternative comedy talent in this late-night romp. Every show is different, but they all promise to leave you gasping for more!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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storytelling, stand-up

Si Beckwith: Bricks

01-25 AUG 13:00
Si Beckwith ('razor sharp wit' (Crack Magazine)) brings his newest show Bricks to the Fringe. Si is a step-parent. Not one of them evil Disney type ones either, he's a really canny one. He's made a show about being one. It's a show about family, swearing, Lego, films, parenting, Newcastle and being a dafty. This new show is funny, heartfelt, silly, packed with stories and even has some art! Delivers warm laughter from some hot topics. 'Hilarious, thoughtful, contemporary and fearless' (Culture Vulture). 'Absurdly charming and funny' (NARC Magazine).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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political, stand-up

Sid Singh: American Coloniser

01-25 AUG 17:00
Ten years ago, reigning comedian's comedian Sid Singh did his first-ever hour-long show. It went horribly. At the end, a 10-year-old child walked over to him and said: 'Don't worry, one day you'll find out you're good at something'. This is a brand-new show about American colonialism, British Taco Bell and mediocre Indian ancestors, all with the greatest, most noble aim of all: to prove that dumbass kid wrong. 'Non-stop laughs' [s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s] (TheatreWeekly.com). 'This is a great show. Very, very funny' [s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s][s]*[/s] (Scotsman).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Sleeping with the Yemeni: Mike Eshaq

01-25 AUG 13:55
After a tour in the Marines, Mike Eshaq traded his rifle in for a microphone! Eshaq is Middle Eastern, a United States Marine and a Muslim who can't stop eating bacon. Born in Detroit to Yemeni immigrants... from Indonesia, Mike is just as confused about that as you are! Some of his TV credits include Detroiters on Comedy Central, Grace and Frankie on Netflix and Station 19 on ABC. Mike has headlined The Comedy Store LJ, Mark Ridleys Comedy Castle, House of Comedy, Haha Comedy Club and much more!

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Club Room

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comedy, solo show

Sour Candi

01-11 AUG 13:05
In a South London police station, Candi relives her recent love affair. Tinder date anecdotes, a trip to Thailand, a dodgy threesome... Candi has much to share as she enters a new phase of her life. Catapulted into a whirlwind of lust and bad decisions, the sweetness of new love turns sour as Candi loses sight of herself. Written and performed by Danielle Scott, this intimate semi-autobiographical drama comedy is a hilarious, candid take on gaslighting, control and power in modern relationships. Sour Candi is a rollercoaster ride of red flags and a cautionary tale of blind love.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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stand-up

Stef Dag and Gabby Bryan

19-25 AUG 22:15
Join NYC's premier comics and true best friends on earth, Stef Dag and Gabby Bryan, as they get into the minds and personal lives of their audience members to create a demented sleepover vibe. This is a 60 minute stand-up and crowdwork experience, with each girl also performing her solo material. It's a show! It's a party! It's good ol' fashion fun.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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musical theatre, character comedy

Summoning Sondheim

13-25 AUG 16:00
Summoning Sondheim is a cabaret comedy séance that uses the power of musical theatre to summon us theatre kids' Lord and Saviour, Stephen Sondheim. Grace O'Keefe (co-creator of five-star Fringe sell-out Bad Teacher) and Jordana Belaiche (West End credits: Little Cosette in Les Misérables and Jane in Mary Poppins; yes, really) host a séance to summon Stephen Sondheim to save musical theatre. This love letter is a testament to Sondheim's legacy as one of the world's greatest artists and as a mentor to theatre-makers, exploring how we summon Sondheim every time we're in a theatre.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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storytelling, stand-up

Suse Steed: Parallelodox

01-25 AUG 11:00
Join Suse Steed for her debut hour! 'It had me laughing from start to finish, her quick wit and bringing the audience in made the show unlike any I have seen... doesn't just entertain, but leaves you, like all art should, questioning the world we live in. A show that leaves you wanting more' (WomenInComedy.uk). 'Spending an hour in her company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe' (MumbleComedy.net). 'Comedy that will make you learn as well as laugh' (Evening Standard).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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stand-up

TBC: A Stand-Up Experiment

01-25 AUG 11:15
The customer is always right, right? So Rob Alderson wants the audience to write his show, two minutes at a time. A daring reinvention of comedy dynamics? Or a cowardly abdication of creative responsibility? We'll see...

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Snifter Room

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storytelling, stand-up

Tal Davies: Vermin (WIP)

01-25 AUG 13:35
Deadpan Brummie scumbag Tal Davies (Funny Women finalist, British Comedian of the Year semi-finalist, as seen on BBC Three) presents a WIP of her debut solo show filled with embarrassing tales of woe, witty observations and insights into her life as a fun-time gal with a penchant for weird little critters. 'A natural storyteller... [with] an innately affable, easy-going delivery' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Refreshingly relatable and highly amusing' **** (LostInTheatreland.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Up The Road

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Alternative Comedy, LGBTQ+

Tea Wade: MANDRILL

01-25 AUG 22:40
Edging dangerously close to a TED Talk for the sheer educational thrill of it, MANDRILL is an hour of comedy about gender, history, and playing dress-up that happens to rhyme. Blending storytelling, stand-up, multi-media, poetry, and a touch of drag, Tea takes an in-depth look at the entire history of human civilization and condenses it to 55 minutes of entertainment. If you've ever wondered how we got from being apes in loincloths one day to people in Parliament freaking out about boys wearing dresses and lipstick the next, this is the show for you.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

Teresa Livingstone: Delighted

13-25 AUG 13:05
Northern Ireland's premier musical comedian brings her hilarious piano-powered comedy to the Fringe. Teresa Livingstone is delighted things are going well for everyone else. No, really. She's even delighted for you; well done on all you've achieved! After a lifetime of dealing with smug women, bad haircuts and embarrassing herself in public, Teresa is ready to share. Star of BBC's Tell Teresa and Funny Women's One to Watch, Teresa's stand-up and song-fuelled show is the afternoon delight you'll enjoy, without worrying about your wobbly bits. 'F***in' brilliant' (Janey Godley). 'Laugh-out-loud songs' (Belfast Telegraph).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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Alternative Comedy

The Ballad of Steve Jobs and Buck Taskaroo

13-18 AUG 14:40
Steve Jobs is a visionary. Buck Taskaroo is a cowboy. They are best friends. Until fate gets in the way. This play offers an absurd reimagining of a very famous story about success, genius, jealousy, betrayal and – most importantly – fate. We don't know why things work out for some people and not for others. This play explores the tragicomedy of two best friends who share a dream, but only one of them is meant to prevail.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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comedy, storytelling

The Curve

01-11 AUG 12:50
The story of 30 years as an acrobat, this one-woman variety show stitches together acrobatics, dance, physical comedy and spoken word to form the image of life as a circus performer – and what happens to the body and mind in the process. From training with world-renowned Master Lu Yi as a child to performing at the Church of Scientology, the story is full of unexpected twists and revelations, both hilarious and poignant. 'Exemplifies what can happen when you don't fetter an artist's individual expression. [She has] the poetic eye of an anthropologist of whimsy' (San Francisco Chronicle).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show, improv

The Elephant in the Room: An Improvised Comedy Show

13-18 AUG 12:00
A family-friendly quick-fire improvised sketch show, chock full of fast-paced performing and silly short comedy sketches. The elephant in the room is... we have no idea what the show will be about! Performing comedy sketches and theatre games crafted from suggestions from the audience and made up completely on the fly. In the style of such classics as Whose Line Is it Anyway? We'll be bringing an hour of giggles, games and silliness.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just Out Of The Box

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satire, multimedia

The End of the World Show

01-25 AUG 13:30
This show will change your afterlife! How will the end of the world affect you? Is it nigh? Are pets allowed in heaven? Which religion guarantees unlimited free booze in the afterlife? To help you choose, God has asked nice Mr Death to pitch the end times of six religions. He uses an entertaining multi-media presentation to make sure you get the best possible deal for all of humanity. Prizes to be won if you can cheat Death! 'Worth a watch before the Fringe's final countdown' **** (ThreeWeeks).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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comedy, solo show

The Good Iranian

13-25 AUG 15:00
Salam, y'all! Arsalan Akhavan's funny and uplifting one-man show interweaves myths from the Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh) with true-life stories about growing up Iranian in the deep American south, asking: what makes someone good? Following a sold-out work-in-progress run in London this February, The Good Iranian makes its hotly-anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debut with a mesmerising and moving production directed by Sepy Baghaei. Come celebrate the timeless art of storytelling and the triumph of good over evil, all in one entertaining and educational hour! Produced by Rug Entertainment.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Big Room

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Alternative Comedy, stand-up

The Good, The Bad and The Irish

01-25 AUG 23:20
The Good the Bad and the Irish has been performing at the Fringe for the last 14 years! We're the original Irish comedy show with regular weekly clubs in Edinburgh and many sellout shows in the UK, Ireland and Europe hosted by Michael Porter. 'Great comedy, stellar compere' (TheWeeReview.com). 'So Irish it looks like it might actually hurt' (ScottishComedyFestival.com). 'Energetic and confident' (TheStand.co.uk). 'Highly recommended' (ThreeWeeks). 'Damn funny' (Culch.ie).

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just The Sub-Atomic Room

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sketch show, character comedy

The Half-Cocked Sketch Show

03-25 AUG 18:00
'The brains and talent behind Half-Cocked Theatre have undoubtedly carved a niche in the world of sketch comedy with their latest offering' **** (LiveLondonPost.com). Gangsters discuss pronouns, props go missing and is that Shania Twain I hear?! An eclectic, silly show, where fun is made out of everything and everyone. At a rip-roaring 60 minutes long, performers (and audience) barely have time to take a breath under a barrage of frequently hilarious sketches. **** (ThePegReview.com). Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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The Heavens' Favourite Murderess (A Medea Adaptation)

01-06 AUG 14:10
This production is a gripping story of a mother abandoned, a wife rejected, and the lengths a woman scorned will go to for justice. Using modernised dialogue and spoken word in place of strophes and antistrophes, this adaptation of a Greek classic is bound to challenge our mindsets about women's strengths. Our modern interpretation of Medea is more than a story of a woman scorned, this narrative addresses female insecurities and power in a raw emotional way. It takes a dramatic and heartbreaking story and makes it accessible to more modern women.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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music, stand-up

The History of Electronic Music

01-11 AUG 22:10
Vinney, a Comedian/DJ, uses a sampler to travel through time, raising the hairs on your neck. What stolen sample is used on 30,000 tracks (and why didn't anyone get paid for it)? How did electronic music start? What's a bone flute? Sound rude? You got a dirty mind ya filth bag. Laugh-out-loud fascinating stories and samples – all with a rush of rave nostalgia. 'Excellent, just excellent' (Fatboy Slim, Brighton Festival).

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Bottle Room

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sketch show, character comedy

The Leeds Tealights: It's Your Own Time You're Wasting

01-25 AUG 16:50
This time you've really crossed the line. We've tried talking to you, we've tried reasoning with you, we've tried making you all wear blazers for some reason. You leave us no choice: please report to detention immediately at the Leeds Tealights' bizarre and off-beat sketch show! Fresh from critically acclaimed performances in London, Durham, Bristol, Cambridge and Brighton, these award-winning comedy veterans are seriously unimpressed with your silly behaviour. And don't even think about laughing: every chuckle is an extra minute of detention, so really it's your own time you're wasting...

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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sketch show

The Manchester Revue

13-25 AUG 19:45
Following a sold-out run in 2021, The Manchester Revue is back with 'brilliantly funny' ***** (The Derek Awards) and 'hysterical' **** (BingeFringe.com) sketches. We hope you've got your tickets, packed your suncream and an extra pair of pants, because this year we're going abroad. This show is nothing short of a trip, taking flights of fancy. It's hot, it's cold, it's refreshing, it's well earned, it's time away, it's not long enough, it's stressful, it's jetlag – it's awful. It will make you hate your family. You'll leave feeling like you need a holiday.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room

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storytelling, solo show

The Mead Notebook

16-25 AUG 11:30
Jane Gire uses a combination of storytelling, stand-up, inquiry and theatrical elements to look hard and funny at how we learn about sexuality: through the eyes of a teenage girl whose mother has just read her journal. The storytelling looks at the tell-all journal through three points of view: the teenager Jane, her mother Mary and the adult Jane as our narrator and commentator many years later. It's a tragedy and a comedy as life often is, right?

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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magic, comedy

The Poldark Show – Stage Hypnotist

19-25 AUG 16:00
Making his Fringe debut, Poldark, will amaze, astonish and leave you wanting more. Enter the comedic world of hypnosis as a spectator or volunteer, to bring the entertainment to life! Bringing intrigue and wonder to the Festival Fringe for the first time, Poldark, with over 30 years of performance experience, will literally blow your mind with his ability to amaze and astonish, leaving wondrous thoughts of 'how does he do that'. Privileged to be part of a small unique handful of naturally gifted hypnotists, his skills have made him the most sought after hypnotist in the industry. With mesmerising performances, immersive experiences and demonstrations of hypnotic phenomena, he'll leave you, spectator or volunteer, spellbound and wanting more... A must-see show! Take a look at the promo reel and turn the volume up.... https://youtu.be/TY7w9okrSno

Location Just The Tonic Nucleus

subvenue Just the Tonic's Atomic Room

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musical theatre, Family-friendly

The Weird Sisters

13-25 AUG 14:10
Brand-new comedy musical The Weird Sisters is centred
around three wacky witch sisters - Amaranth, Scarlett and Blush. Desperate to expand the sisterhood, in their attempt to initiate the audience into their coven the spell backfires and they are flung into the human world! Weaved within tongue-in-cheek antics, they learn truths about themselves, the sisterhood and the historical treatment of witches in the human world. Exploring themes of family dynamics, female relationships and grief, The Weird Sisters' punchy power-pop soundtrack accompanies audiences through a journey of self acceptance, in this uplifting yet moving tale.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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Musical Comedy, stand-up

Timmy Booth's Manhole

01-25 AUG 17:30
Timmy won third place in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Now, he's shipping his loop-pedal fueled interactive comedy internationally to make friends and prove he's a man.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Wee One

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solo show, LGBTQ+

Titi Lee: Good Girl Gone Baddie

01-25 AUG 12:30
Lifelong goody-two-shoes Titi Lee is breaking all the rules, and you are invited. With heartfelt humor and incisive wit, they confront their experience growing up as a first-gen Taiwanese American in the heart of Silicon Valley during the tech boom including coming out to their immigrant parents as bisexual, and then non-binary, getting pandemic boobs, and renouncing their good girl ways. Good Girl Gone Baddie is an endearing take on trading in a desperate need to be good for the freedom of being yourself.

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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improv, clown

Tom Short: Succes

01-25 AUG 15:50
Get ready for an evening of laughter, jaw-dropping feats, and pure entertainment as Tom Short, Northwest Best Alternative Comedian Nominee 2024, brings you Succes – a clowning show like no other! Tom tries to attempt various world records to discover if he ever can truly be successful or fail trying. 'The Festival's lowkey Keyser Soze' (Comedy.co.uk). **** (Lancashire Guardian). 'One to watch' (StarbustMagazine.com), * (NorthWestEnd.co.uk). * (WestEndBestFriend.co.uk).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, solo show

Tom Ward: Choose Your Delusion

01-18 AUG 21:30
Tom Ward (Live at The Apollo, QI) is back, and talking all the big topics of our times – masculinity, three-star hotels, erectile dysfunction, reality TV, adverts, mental health and of course virtue-signalling w**kers. Tom's here to help you forget your impending death in the climate breakdown, to celebrate the delusions we use to feel special, and to have a laugh at how everything just gets absorbed into shifting products in the end. 'Hits the millennial sweet spot' **** (Metro). 'Fine jokes and star presence' (Time Out). 'A genuinely exciting talent' ***** (Herald).

Location Just The Tonic at Cabaret Voltaire

subvenue Just the Liberty Room

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stand-up, LGBTQ+

Totally Totally Totallyyy

01-25 AUG 23:40
A girls' night for women, gay men, straight men who identify as allies, non-binary baddies, hot sluts, fugly whores, etc. John Robles (a kind gay guy from New York) explores why good people like you and me work dead-end f*ck-ass jobs, how do we fall in love, and what is it like being a hot gay guy who grew up fugly? 'Quick, queer comedy' ***** (Channel 44, Facebook). 'Impeccable timing and delivery' (SydneyArtsGuide.com.au). 'The big question is, is he a funny man? The big answer is yes' (CreamMagazine.com).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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storytelling

Viv Ford: New Kids on the Blockchain

01-25 AUG 20:00
Following a sold out WIP in NYC, Viv Ford makes her Fringe debut. It's 2015 and one Bitcoin is $250 (now $65,000). Viv lands in San Francisco to work in tech and needs a place to live. Enter the Crypto Castle: a five-bed house with 14 crypto bros. What could go wrong? Swept into a world where dropouts become millionaires overnight, she wants a piece of it and discovers just how much she's willing to compromise to become one of them. *A true story where names have been changed to avoid getting sued

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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stand-up

Viva La Visa

01-25 AUG 21:00
Viva La Visa is a one-hour stand-up comedy double bill starring Darcy Moreland and Henry Bretz, two Australians in a race against their visa to make it in the accommodating, unoccupied and in-no-way-saturated world of UK comedy. Darcy Moreland is a BBC New Comedy Awards 2023 shortlisted comedian and 2024 Max Turner Prize finalist, who performs at some of the UK's biggest clubs. Henry Bretz is a two time State Finalist in Australia's RAW Comedy Competition (2016, 2018) whose show Loser sold out every show at Good Chat Comedy Festival.

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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comedy, Drag

W.W. Double D – What Would Dolly Do? A Dolly Parton Tribute Cabaret!

01-11 AUG 20:45
In this cabaret experience, Tora Himan transforms the stage into a glittering tribute with WW Double D – What Would Dolly Do? A Dolly Parton Tribute Cabaret! Featuring sequins, rhinestones and Tora's powerhouse performance of Dolly's greatest hits, the show seamlessly blends uproarious comedy with soul-stirring musical performances, creating an intimate connection with the audience.

Location Just The Tonic Legends

subvenue Just the Tonic at The Subway

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improv, Alternative Comedy

Wild West Rodeo

01-24 AUG 01:00
Anything goes at this late-night variety show hosted by Australia's cult-favourite improv group Snake Pit featuring Edinburgh's biggest acts of today and tomorrow. Take a gamble on this bareback hoedown of clown, sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. 'True improv comedy – hilarious and chaotic' (TheatreTravels.org). **** (Age).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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stand-up, Neurodiversity-led

Will Davies: Wrongs

01-25 AUG 11:40
Two wrongs don't make a right, but how many wrongs does it take? Will Davies embarks on a dangerous scientific experiment to find out. Piling up everything wrong with him, and everything wrong with the world until it's all sufficiently wrong to become even slightly right. BBC New Comedy Shortlist 2023. 'Razor sharp... laugh-out-loud funny' (ARichComicLife.blog). 'Brilliantly original' (The Poodle Club). 'Delightfully dry' (Sofa SoFunny). 'A sharp-witted navigator' (Big Belly Bar and Comedy Club).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Spare Room

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In Conversation

With Your Guest: Matt Davis

01-25 AUG 20:50
One guest. Three talk shows. Three comedians compete to host the talk show of their dreams, at the same time, with the same guest! On tonight's improvised show, our guest, Matt Davis, is here to promote his latest project: whatever you decide! And here's our hosts, sharing the spotlight and audience suggestions, attempting to keep their show on the air and deliver the best interview for their bizarrely niche viewership. Ladies and gentlemen, please give it up for interactive lunacy, featuring comedians from across the Fringe. *Applause*

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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Dark Comedy, game show

Wrong! A F*cked Up Game Show

01-11 AUG 23:30
50% game show, 50% comedy show, 100% f*cked up! A celebration of dark humor, cancellable offenses, and questionable decisions that takes everything you know about game shows and turns it on its head. Each show, three of the world's funniest comics go head-to-head-to-head to see who can earn the most made-up points, win the most prizes that we've rescued from the trash and ultimately be crowned the World's Wrongest Comedian! Play your cards right, and you might win a prize from the audience! Hosted by Jay Light (Comedy Central, HBO).

Location Just The Tonic at the Caves

subvenue Just The Fancy Room

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theatre, character comedy

Yoga and Sex... for Women (Over 40)

01-25 AUG 17:20
Being a woman! Being over 40! Sex! Kath has found the solution to these problems. Yoga! Based on three Australian self-help books from the 1960s. Are they out of date? No! Kath has found helpful advice and practical exercises to help you 'stay slim for your husband,' 'kill your wrinkles' and save your mediocre marriage. You don't have to be a woman over 40 or even have to be sexual. Watch as Kath delves into the Kama Sutra, discovers what 'the four types of women' smell of and almost does some yoga.

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Attic

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theatre, character comedy

please DON'T see our show

02-25 AUG 15:45
After a group of Zumba-lovers discover that it's easier to book a Fringe venue than it is to hire out a rehearsal space in their local parish rooms, drastic measures must be taken. But when paying audience members turn up and the group are forced to provide them with a performance quick, all they have to offer is the disgraced, friendship-destroying production they performed at the Fringe five years prior. As the friends reprise their show, can their friendship survive the inevitable fallout triggered by the final performance of Duncan's Big Affair?

Location Just The Tonic at The Mash House

subvenue Just the Cask Room