Strap in tight for the most rad, bizarre, awe-inspiring alternative comedy rollercoaster at Fringe!  ‘LATE NIGHT’ features one-off takeovers from the best of the fest, cabarets stuffed to the gunnels with lols, and even a couple of token straight-white-comedy-dudes!  We’ve got shiny stars like Fern Brady, Sara Pascoe, Phil Wang, a bunch of other VERY FUNNY PEOPLE, and weird, hilarious stuff happening every night in a creepy old gothic church.  So you should come, shouldn’t you?

14th August – Late Night presents: ‘Whose Life is it Anyway?’

A brand new improvised chat show where we invite some of the funniest comedians around to answer questions from the audience and then use that interview to inspire an impromptu radio play.

 

Praise for Who’s Life Is It Anyway?:

“Supreme talent” ★★★★★ – EdFringe Review
“Much laughter” ★★★★★ – Oxford Times
“Charismatic and charming” ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Bright and brilliant” ★★★★ Fringe Review
“Incredibly funny” ★★★★ Three Weeks

15th August – Late Night presents: ‘Siân and Zoë’s Sugar Coma Fever Nightmare’

Technicolour sketch hazard Siân and Zoë present an hour of sweet nightmares and liquorice dreams (sketches). Dark alternative comedy that’ll drip through your dreamcatcher. ★★★★ “Truly surreal” – The Skinny; ★★★★ “Mesmerizing mayhem” – Mumble Comedy; “Quirky charm and an offbeat chemistry” – The List.

16th August – Late Night presents: ‘thom:foolery’

Thom Tuck presents some comedians at the theatre in which he spent his university career! One catch: they’re all called Thomas. Ludicrous. Previous Toms include Messrs Allen, Ballard, Basden, Bell, Craine, Deacon, Little, Mayhew, Neenan, Parry, Price, Rosenthal, Stade, Toal, Webb and Wrigglesworth! Expect a tombola.

 

Praise for Thom:

 

“ostentatiously erudite” Fest
“a little icky” The Independent
“shades of Stewart Lee” Chortle
“especially” The Telegraph
“fruity, befuddled and increasingly melancholy” The Guardian
“a magnetic character” Fringe Guru
“the next David Mitchell… a supremely confident performer” Mail on Sunday
“Tuck’s hair is a fascinating, ever-moving objet d’art” Fringe Review
“a solid slice of stand-up” The List

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17th August – Late Night’s Lol-In: with headliner Sophie Duker!

Late Night’s sickeningly amusing alternative-comedy cabaret, with headline act, co-host of the cult comedy revue Manic Pixie Dream Girls (“smashing the heteronormative patriarchy one show at a time” – DIVA) and 2017 Pleasance Comedy Reserve act, SOPHIE DUKER!

 

Praise for Sophie:

 

“A sparky proposition… intelligent jokes” The Independent

18th August – Late Night presents: Country Mile Comedy Club

Country Mile Comedy Club presents two late-night comedy bonanzas in aid of Edinburgh Rape Crisis and Edinburgh Streetwork. Expect Fringe favourites from both sketch and stand-up, including Sara Pascoe, Phil Wang, Ed Gamble, Trygve Wakenshaw, Goose and more!

“A fascinating evening’s entertainment… Highly recommended” ★★★★ – LondonTheatre1

19th August – Late Night presents: ‘Lach in Concert’

Lach is the founder of the global music, art, comedy phenomenon known as ‘Antifolk’ and writer/star ofthree seasons of BBC Radio 4’s hit comedy ‘The Lach Chronicles’. Top Radio Pick in The Times, Observer, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Radio Times!

“Lach is rarely less than a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs” – The Guardian UK

“★★★★★! Really quite magical!” – Colin Somerville, The Herald

“★★★★★ – Lach is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy!” – The Guardian

“★★★★★ – Hilariously Lo-fo show!” – The Scotsman

“NYC’s living legend, riotously catchy!” – Timeout London

20th August – Late Night presents: Shelf

Shelf is a comedy double act with an honest approach to sexuality, mental health, and gender in a “winning hybrid of sketch show and stand-up” (EdFringe 2015).

 

Praise for Shelf:

Finalists London SketchFest 2016
As seen at Bestival 2016 and London Pride 2016
“cool and relevant” – The Skinny
“lesbians” – ScotsGay

21st August – Late Night’s Lol-In: with headliner Christopher Macarthur-Boyd

Late Night’s sickeningly amusing alternative-comedy cabaret, with headliner CHRISTOPHER MACARTHUR-BOYD (as featured on BBC Radio 1’s 24 Hours and BBC 4 Extra Stands Up at the Fringe)!

 

Praise for CMB:

 

‘A comedian on the ascent’ – The Skinny
‘Following in the footsteps of Kevin Bridges’ – STV
‘His hipster comedy is great’ – Australia Times

22nd August – Late Night presents: ‘Jam Sandwich’

Jam Sandwich is the drunken love-child of Blue Peter and the devil itself. Come and join Sasha and Remy, two failed children’s TV hosts, for one hour of surreal, dark and childish fun. Fresh from performing at Brighton and Hove Grown Festival 2017, Jam Sandwich returns for a second time to Bedlam Fringe. Physical comedy, clowning, mime and slapstick combine to form this comedy sketch show.

23rd August – Late Night presents: Crazy Science Stupid Magic

 

 CRAZY SCIENCE STUPID MAGIC – London’s favourite cult comedy night – is coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for one night only. Hosted by sketchboys Princes of Main (“Fresh, crafty sketches full of gags for the Y-generation” – TimeOut), expect appearances from the UK’s most exciting young stand-ups, character comedians and sketch groups.

Previous guests include: Nish Kumar, Liam Williams, Lolly Adefope, Emma Sidi, Thunderbirds, In Cahoots, Johnny White Really-Really, Tiff Stevenson, Ahir Shah, The Pin, Phil Wang, and many many more.

There will be a bucket collection for Parkinson’s UK. In two years of shows, CRAZY SCIENCE STUPID MAGIC has literally raised thousands of pounds for this wonderful charity.

So please bring lots of money, you cheapskates.

24th August – Late Night presents: An Evening with Harriet Braine 

Harriet Braine is a musical comedian, who dedicates a remarkably large portion of her oeuvre to Art History.

Winner Funny Women Stage Awards 2016
Winner Best Newcomer Musical Comedy Awards 2016
Finalist So You Think You’re Funny? 2016

‘One of Metro.com’s ‘9 hilarious women to look out for in 2017’
“If you like musical comedy with a twist Harriet will have you howling” Metro
“the best cornet/trumpet impression this side of Earl Okin” – Bruce Dessau
“fairly niche” – Stylist

One of Culture Trip’s 11 up-and-coming comedians to see in London Spring 2017 “Her range of impressions have hit home all over London” (Culture Trip), Harriet performs her debut hour, Total Eclipse of the Art, at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

25th August – Late Night presents: ‘Asexual Healing’

Featuring Some(x3) of Edinburgh’s finest comedy talent to emerge in the past 9-24 months, Tom Joyce (glasses, beard), Joe McArdle (beard, ginger) and Steve Duffy (ginger, glasses) present their comedy babechild: Asexual Healing. An hour of sketch, stand-up, song, dreams, nightmares.

From the team behind Edinburgh Fringe cult hits Apocalypse Cruise Ship Love Affair, Ghostcop, and alumni of The Improverts.

Joe McArdle:
‘Exceptional timing and wit…very accomplished’ (Boxdust).
Tom Joyce:
‘It takes a lot of guts to include and interval in your five-monte spot, and a lot of talent to make it funny. Joyce had both’ (The Skinny).
Steve Duffy:
‘Left tears of joy in everyone’s eyes’ (The Student)

26th August – Late Night presents: ‘Lach in Concert’

Lach is the founder of the global music, art, comedy phenomenon known as ‘Antifolk’ and writer/star ofthree seasons of BBC Radio 4’s hit comedy ‘The Lach Chronicles’. Top Radio Pick in The Times, Observer, Telegraph, Daily Mail and Radio Times!

“Lach is rarely less than a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs” – The Guardian UK

“★★★★★! Really quite magical!” – Colin Somerville, The Herald

“★★★★★ – Lach is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy!” – The Guardian

“★★★★★ – Hilariously Lo-fo show!” – The Scotsman

“NYC’s living legend, riotously catchy!” – Timeout London

27th August – Late Night presents: Shelf

Shelf is a comedy double act with an honest approach to sexuality, mental health, and gender in a “winning hybrid of sketch show and stand-up” (EdFringe 2015).

 

Praise for Shelf:

Finalists London SketchFest 2016
As seen at Bestival 2016 and London Pride 2016
“cool and relevant” – The Skinny
“lesbians” – ScotsGay