First Chance Fringe

Published June 22, 2016


Get ready to get your giggle on!

This summer, we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of Edinburgh’s best comedy pick before they hit the big time.

With four nights of comedy lined up, buy tickets for one show for £8, two shows for £7 each, or enjoy three shows for £6 each.

Mon 11 Jul

Ed Gamble: Stampede

Gamble thunders into town with a wagonload of misguided opinions and wild conjecture. Off Mock The WeekAlmost RoyalDrunk History, and Conan. 

Bilal Zafar: Cakes

Join the NATYS 2016 winner as he tells you how he was mistaken for a Muslim only cake shop and became a prime target for the furious far right around the world.





Tue 12 Jul

Mark Cooper-Jones: Geographically Speaking

Description: A comedy show with interesting stuff about the world. Accolades: Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Three with sketch group WitTank, BBC Radio 5, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and ex-teacher.

Kieran Boyd: Egg

The girly one from Fringe sketch veterans WitTank presents his debut stand-up show about how weird we all are. As featured on BBC Three and BBC Radio 4.





Wed 13 Jul

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure

Debut show number three… Loudest member of sketch group WitTank, star of Flat TV and Bull returns to the Fringe to bare all.

Steve Bugeja: Unpronounceable

Steve has a bag for life, he remembers it every single time. That’s only the third coolest thing about him. BBC New Comedy Award winner, heard on BBC Radio 4, seen on BBC Three.





Thu 14 Jul


Bashful debutantes, Giants are slinking up to Edinburgh to dump their hotly-anticipated sketch show on to the Festival. Evening Standard’s Pick of The Fringe 2015. ‘Inventive ideas and ambitious writing’ (CHORTLE). ‘Sickeningly talented’ (BROADWAY BABY).

Gareth Richards: The Halo Effect

Join Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee, Gareth Richards, from Russell Howard’s Good News and Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio show, for his solo show of hilarious stand-up and gorgeously low-key comedy songs.