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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Guide Part 12

As part of of Edinburgh Fringe festival Guide, you can find part 12 below.

In part 12 of our Edinburgh Fringe Festival Guide, we have some of the greatest comedians around, see below for a full list of who to see. You can find links to all our other guides below.



Helen is an amazing, loud, high energy ball of fun. She has her own podcast called Trusty Hogs, and a new BBC pilot called Small Doses on iplayer which is well worth checking out. She had a great debut in Edinburgh and this will be her second show called Madam Good Tit.

Taking care of yourself has never been more ‘in’. Inspirational quotes and facemasks are a big industry and, like all her friends, Helen is trying to ‘be the change she wants to see’. However, like everything else, self-care is a money-making business filled with influencers that get you when you are down and you are truly stuck. Helen has lost so many hours watching ‘Yoga With Adrienne’ instead of going out for a walk… 

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Bunker Two 

Time: 5:40pm

Dates: 3rd – 28th August (except 17th)

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 


Luca is Italian, he’s been in this country for years now and has done multiple Edinburgh fringes. His new show is about how he was called from Italy because they were going to dig up his mother’s grave and wanted to know what to do with the bones. it’s an insane story.

What if your mum’s death turns out to be one of the best things that have ever happened to you? The nonsense of Italian bureaucracy and a grotesque email from the cemetery led Luca to a brief, yet, untimely encounter with his late mother, ten years after her funeral. No reason to be sad though, as Luca realizes that he doesn’t miss her at all!

Venue: Just The Tonic – Just The Spare Room @ The Caves 

Time: 2.20pm

Dates: 4th – 28th August (except 15th August)


The great Dave Johns! Obviously known from I Daniel Blake among other films.

Multi award winning British film actor and comedian Dave Johns returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Gilded Balloon Wine Bar this year with new stand-up show, ‘A Comic’s Tale’, for 12 nights only from 16th – 28th August.  ‘A Comic’s Tale’ is the stand-up show that Dave has always wanted to do.  Cut back to what he does best – standing on a stage in a pool of light making audiences laugh. One man, one mic, saying funny stuff.  With a career spanning 5 decades he’s got tales to tell!

Venue: Gilded Balloon – Wine Bar 

Time: 8.45pm

Dates: 16th – 28th August


He’s Canadian, he’s absolutely fantastic, he has the funniest video clips on socials including the time Dennis Rodman came into his LA show. He now lives in LA and his show is about his divorce and also a major accident he was in that left him going through a long road of multiple surgeries.

Venue: Monkey Barrel – Carnivore 3

Time: 8.15pm

Dates: 2nd – 28th August 

Previews: 2nd/ 3rd/4th August


Lovely Sam is based in New York. His show is going to be a bit heart-breaking because over covid he lost the love of his life. He’s also just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and he discusses all of that.

US comedian Sam makes a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with his brand-new second hour ‘Sugar Daddy’. The show will be at the Gilded Balloon Balcony for the month of August, and is a celebration of his partner, who sadly lost his life due to Covid.  Sam makes his own tragedy funny, despite his pain, giving hope to those in the same situation that light can be made from darkness…

Venue: Gilded Balloon Teviot – Balcony

Time: 6.20pm

Dates: 3rd – 28th August (except 15th)

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 


The amazing Tiff. She’s always on the telly, she’s a stalwart of Edinburgh and just keeps bringing brilliant show after brilliant show.

Critically acclaimed comedian Tiff premieres her new stand-up show ‘Sexy Brain’ at the Pleasance Courtyard Above for the month this August.  Both her stand up and acting career goes from strength to strength and now Hollywood beckons! 

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Above 

Time: 8pm

Dates: 3rd – 29th August 

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 


Njambi has had multiple series on radio 4 and published a book. Her shows deal with identity as she grew up in Kenya but was educated as a middle class white man and this one tackles her grandmother who was in a concentration camp.

In her new stand up hour, ‘Black Black’, Njambi explores striking similarities of identity politics amid growing emboldened racism alongside the special relationship she had with her grandmother. 

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Baby Grand 

Time: 5:50pm

Dates: 5th – 28th August (except 15th August)

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 


Glenn was nominated for Best show a few years ago, his show titles are always mad and he’s one of the funniest shows there is in my opinion. He’s so silly and smart at the same time, the joke ratio is probably up there above almost anyone.

Other things you should know about Glenn are that he has been colour blind since birth, he was the youngest ever national newsreader in the country aged 23 and out of boredom, in lockdown, he completed 100 video games in 2020. In 2021 he completed a further 101, which he thinks might be a world record.”

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Cabaret Bar

Time: 4.05pm

Dates: 3rd – 28th August 

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 


Red is a sweetheart. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny and his show is all about the famous ISIS attack in Oxford St that Olly Murs was famously caught up in House of Frazer during. Red was also there and this is all about his coming to terms with the realisation he wasn’t John McClane.

Red returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his second stand up show entitled ‘Shots Fired’, this time to the Pleasance Courtyard Bunker One. He debuted in 2018 with his critically acclaimed show “Seeing Red” playing to packed houses at The Gilded Balloon. He currently is the co-host of ‘The Year Is’ podcast with fellow comedian Bobby Mair.

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Bunker One

Time: 9.55pm

Dates: 3rd – 28th August 

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 


Alison has a really brilliant show that talks about body positivity and mental health as well as contraception and many other things. She’s wonderful and has a very big podcast.

Podcast queen and award-winning Irish stand-up Alison returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with a brand-new show ‘Wet’ to the Pleasance Courtyard. She is the co-host and co-creator of the cult smash hit podcast ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ for BBC Sounds, which this year was nominated for an NME award.  She is also a regular co-host on The Guilty Feminist podcast and a writer for ‘Have I Got News For You’.

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard – Attic

Time: 5.15pm

Dates: 3rd – 29th August (except 9TH)

Previews: 3rd & 4th August 

You can find tickets to all Edinburgh Fringe events here and the rest of out festival guides here 

Part One here.

Part Two here.

Part Three Here.

Part four here.

Part Five Here.

Part Six Here.

Part Seven Here.

Part Eight Here.

Part Nine Here.

Part Ten Here.

Part Eleven Here.