Life’s a joke, and the Edinburgh Fringe is here to prove it! This year, prepare for a hilarious exploration of the everyday absurdities that make us tick. From dating disasters to political blunders, no topic is safe from the comedic scalpel of these brave (and slightly terrified) stand-up warriors.

Isobel Rogers – How To Be Content
Isobel makes her highly anticipated Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut this Summer with her musical comedy show How To Be Content, taking place at Pleasance Courtyard from 1st – 25th August. In this musical journey which explores influencer-ism and girl-bossification, the former Camden Roundhouse resident, Isobel Rogers, explores the superficial dilemmas we constantly face in 2024 through an hour of introspective, bitingly honest songs.

Chokeslam is a knockout solo comedy show by Tegan Verheul about one woman’s love of pro wrestling, being performed at Assembly George Square from 31st Jul – 25th August. Verheul leaves no Stone (Cold) unturned in her unflinchingly raw autobiographical debut that grapples with heartbreak, friendship and the healing power of bloodsport. Riotously funny, unexpectedly touching, brilliantly human. You will leave a wrestling fan.

Don’t Call Me China Doll – a debut one-woman show by actor and playwright Diana Feng that explores the intricacies of internalised racism and self-worth, being performed at Underbelly Bristo Square from 31st Jul – 26th August. A compelling exploration of identity, discrimination and progress, prompting audiences to reflect on how and why East Asians face the same biases as they did a century ago. Raw, honest, and fearless, Feng deftly manages heavy themes with surprising levity and a large dose of self-deprecating humour.

Villain Era – the debut multimedia comedy show by actor, playwright, producer Star Stone and directed by Ryan Cunningham (Amy Schumer: Growing (2019), Ilana Glazer: The Planet Is Burning (2020), Broad City (2014). Star shares her outrageous true story of going viral online and becoming an internet ‘villain’ to millions. Her life changes overnight, facing a barrage of harassment, ranging from hateful messages to literal death threats. Sharing her wild autobiographical story publicly for the first time, Star reveals it all from battling bots, trolls, the online vegan mafia, and the real effects it had on her, in this one-woman multimedia comedy show.

Comments are closed.