Bedlam Late Programme

Bedlam’s own alternative comedy night is back for Fringe 2024! Find out more about the full programme below.

Fringe DateCalendar DateAct/ShowDescription
Fri 2nd Aug3rd AugWhyWorkHot new cult leader Sir Cum Sized invites you to the pitch meeting of the century where drag, clown and comedy performers compete for the ultimate prize: the corner office. Come join the cult slack.

Here at WhyWork, our founder Sir is creating the Optimised Workplace Environment Incubator. Special guests from across the fringe will pitch their Businesses to see if their vision to make it into the Coveted Coworking Coven. They will sell their brand, deliver their Workplace Motto and perform passive aggressive slack messages like slam poetry. 

Audiences then decide who will win the ultimate prize: the corner office. 

https://www.instagram.com/sircumsizeddrag/

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Sat 3rd Aug4th AugBLOKENITEA drag king night celebrating weird blokes.

Lads, I know these days we’re all feeling the pressure to be sexy boys – rock hard abs, bulging cod pieces, cheekbones you could juice a lemon on. But where’s the space to celebrate the ordinary, everyday weird blokes?? Blokes who like cycling, doing DIY, up close magic and drinking a nice warm pint of ale.

This night is a safe space for blokes to be blokes, showcasing the best weird drag kings and character comedians on the scene. Come for the acts, stay for the fellowship. We might even have a cry together afterwards.

Hosted by London Cycling Man and Howard (Kathy Maniura and Ellie BW). Line-up tbc, but will be class.

https://www.instagram.com/kathykathymm/?hl=en-gb
https://www.instagram.com/ellie_bw/


Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Thu 8th Aug9th AugThe Kink Shame ShowWhat happens when you mix kink and comedy? What even is kink? What is comedy? Which is more shameful to do? (Don’t answer that). 

Rosa Garland (Trash Salad, ‘a force of nature’) and her gorgeous line-up of freaky queers are here to explore and celebrate unconventional desire through clown, cabaret and performance art, with some light shaming along the way. Expect laughs, shocks, sex and slime. 

https://www.instagram.com/trash_salad_/

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Fri 9th Aug10th AugMidnight Movie Marathon with Frankie ThompsonIn a love song to midnight movies, Frankie Thompson performs her performative responses and screens highlights from ‘the worst films ever made’, from 1988 ‘Gremlins’ knockoff Hobgoblins to the 2000s phenomenon’s such as the Bee Movie (2007). 

Open to requests. 


Audience participation throughout. 

Popcorn provided. 

Wetsuits optional but advisable. 

Critics welcomed but warned.

If you laugh it’s comedy if you don’t it’s an immersive experience. 



As ever please do not come if you like any of the below: 

content 

plot 

structure

film

https://www.instagram.com/franklyfrankie98/?hl=en

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Sat 10th Aug11th AugSurvivor: the Game: the Show!: Live!In a game of strategy, alliance, deceit, and betrayal, 12 comedians must use their wits to outplay and outlast the others; in the end, only one will remain. Who will rise? Who will fall? Who will become the first ever Edinburgh Fringe Sole Survivor?

Ey-ey ohhh ee ohhhhh ee oh ey ah-ah hey-ey ohhhh ee oh ey ah-ah (this is the theme music kicking in by the way).

https://www.instagram.com/alex_franklin_hallo/

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Thu 15th Aug16th AugA Night with the Stars (Deceased)Join music hall hosts Eleanor Morton and Benjamin Alborough as they host a roster of alternative comedians for one night only. Eleanor Morton (“rising star” Time Out) and Ben Alborough (“rising star” Chortle) present an alternative comedy music hall where all the guests are dead. Come and watch them die again!

History’s biggest celebs appear on stage for the first time. Henry VIII, Henry II, Henry V. Anyone could be on the bill. Henry VI.

https://www.instagram.com/eleanormortoncomedy/
https://www.instagram.com/ben_alborough/


Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Fri 16th Aug17th AugThe Glang ShowThe Glang Show is Earth’s most prestigious comedy anti-competition.

The Glang Show is a comedy show from an anarcho-futurist alternate timeline where Winston Churchill was woke.

The Glang Show obliterates doubt.
The Glang Show cures sleep dependence.

The Glang Show is a mixed bill comedy showcase where the audience has absolute agency over every event, thought and atom.

I came up with The Glang Show after hitting my head on the cold meats counter in ASDA.

Lovingly designed by weirdo fringe comedy benevolent angel Sean Morley.

“insane, beautiful […] a new model of social anarchy” – Chortle

https://www.instagram.com/seanmorl/
https://x.com/seanmorl


Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Sat 17th Aug18th AugCarnifølk: A Mythical CabaretIt’s the mythical folk queer cabaret of your dreams; it’s time to meet the Carnifølk. Set in the 1200s one can expect the likes of drag kings, medieval characters, magical musicians and playful quests (interactive games). If you’re lucky you will catch performances from the likes of … SPUD, a farmer that believes they’re a potato, BLARVIN, a drunken wizard, PIP, the fearless-not-so-tall giant, DANCING GOBLINS and much MORE.
You may win niblets (Carnifølk currency) which you can trade in for hand-made trinkets (aka Earrings) at the end of the night. Quests include Spud’s infamous tater race, helping Blarvin form his notorious Band Of Blarvs and Gnome couple counselling. Clearly this is not a night to miss.

Carnifølk is a queer community of creatives who host events across the UK full of live music, immersive theatre and magical quests. As seen in London, Manchester, Bristol, Boomtown and European Festivals including Château Perché. For one night and one night only join the Carnifølk for their Edinburgh debut.

https://www.instagram.com/carni.folk/?__d=1

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Thu 22nd Aug23rd AugThe Dugglin Family Band: Past Our Bedtime Party!Making their long-anticipated Edinburgh debut, it’s everyone’s favourite quintessential 20th-century family band: The Dugglins! Join them as they play you some of their chart-topping greatest hits, introduce some of the best alt-comedy acts from across the Fringe, and then tuck you into bed whilst wearing heavily starched night-caps and striped pyjamas.

Starring Papa Dugglin (Alice Cockayne – British Comedy Guide Recommended Show 2023), 
Mamma Dugglin (Nathan Charles – **** goodreads), 
Daughter Dugglin (Holly Spillar – ***** West End Best Friend), 
Son Dugglin (Sam Dodgshon – ***** The Scotsman), 
and of course Granny Dugglin (Maria Telnikoff – ***** Everything Theatre)

Expect laughs. Expect frolics. Expect songs. Expect a good-old-fashioned-family-oriented-fun-time-party.

https://www.instagram.com/stolen_table/?hl=en-gb

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Fri 23rd Aug24th AugJeremy Segway: A Life Out of BalanceA show dedicated to Mr Segway, the man who invented the Segway, performed entirely on Segways.
The incomparably ridiculous Duncan Brothers play his sons to tell this inspiring story of a man who set out to change the world and how we travel within it.
From the award-winning makers of LEGS and LOGS. Directed by Dan Lees.
‘Brilliantly, hilariously stupid. I cannot recommend it hard enough’
Frankie Boyle
Winner | Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality 2019

‘Incredible… Brilliantly, intelligently stupid’ Three Weeks
‘Something extraordinary’ Scotsman
‘Spirit of the Fringe’ Chortle
‘One of the most bizarre shows that I have ever seen’ Broadway World

https://www.instagram.com/brotherduncanbrotherduncan/

Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
Sat 24th Aug25th AugAND THE WINNER IS…50 challenges on screen. 50 trophies. The show cannot end until all challenges have been completed. Edinburgh Fringe cult classic. Co-hosted by the Bens Alborough and MacPherson. 

https://www.instagram.com/ben_alborough/
https://www.instagram.com/ben.macpherson.1/


Get tickets here: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/bedlam-late
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