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Wednesday, July 18 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Calling the courageous, faithless and broken to the interactive ceremony of love we always hoped we’d never need. Hosted by award-winning priestess, shapeshifter and person Lucy Hopkins. 'HOPKINS IS FANTASTIC' - GUARDIAN 'WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE' - SCOTSMAN 'HOPKINS WILL TRANSFORM YOU' - EDFRINGEREVIEW.COM Also known as Aunty Val in Spencer Jones’s Christmas short (Sky TV), Charlie Chuck’s assistant Mary, and an internationally touring, award-winning clown, director and lover of humans. Shhhhhhhhhhhhh. Tell evryone.

Bob Slayer Is Bob Slayer (The Eponymous Show)

Wednesday, July 18 | 9:00pm - 10:00pm

'Everyone should spend an hour with Bob, loveably chaotic master of one unique Fringe experience after another...' (List). This year Bob's got a new toy made in Russia by a man called Sergey. Anything can happen if you let it. Winner of Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize for Spirit of the Fringe. Also: Chortle Award for Event of the Year, Barry Award for Person of the Fringe, Leicester Comedy Liberty Award, TVBomb Zeitgeist Award and nominated twice for Malcolm Hardee…

Mark Watson: The Infinite Show

Thursday, July 19 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

After being cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster' and fending off death on ‘Bear Gryll’s Celebrity Island’, Mark Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors. Ninety-nine percent of the world's population is made up of other people – why can't we understand one another? One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with a preview of his new show before it's run at 2018's festival. 'He sparkles with originality and verve' - Chortle 'Arrive…

Sofie Hagen

Thursday, July 19 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Sofie Hagen (hello) will be talking at you for some time and that is about as much as you can definitely expect. It is not really a show yet. There will be words spoken. In an ideal world, there will be jokes and opinions, who knows, maybe even poetry (there’s a first for everything), but it’s not an ideal world, is it? IS IT?

Katia Kvinge: Fringe Winge Minge Cringe

Friday, July 20 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Scottish BAFTA Nominated character comedian Katia Kvinge (As seen on BBC, MTV, Comedy Central & Netflix) Hits Berlin, with a preview of her fast paced, multi-character comedy show fresh from performing at the Second City, Groundlings & UCB theatre Los Angeles. Featured in Vanity Fair as 'One to watch' - ★★★★★ “Laugh Out Loud Funny” Cream Of The Fringe ★★★★★ “Hilarious & endearing” The Student, ★★★★ ‘Naturally funny’ The Skinny, Impressive’ Broadway Baby, “So good” Edinburgh Evening News

Sameena Zehra: Existerhood

Friday, July 20 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Power balances are shifting. But if power corrupts can we really get rid of ALL the arsebiscuits without becoming arsebiscuits ourselves? What price friendship, when revolution beckons? What price joy & compassion? And what about the MENZ? Intent. Consequence. Power. Control. These are words. I will use them. You will laugh. (terms and conditions apply). 'Funny, fiery, brave & true' The Herald, Scotland ☆☆☆☆ ‘Fluency, intensity and vivacity...’ The Age, Melbourne ‘A one woman powerhouse…’ Winner, Outstanding Performer, Tea…

Josh Glanc: Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian

Friday, July 20 | 11:30pm

Josh Glanc completely sold out his 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival season. He won the Perth Fringe Best Comedy Award, the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Comedy Award and was named by the Herald Sun as one of the "must see" Aussie comics. He's one of the fastest rising Aussie talents known for his brilliant characters and surrealist sketch work. Don't miss him. WINNER - BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE 2017 WINNER - BEST COMEDY ADELAIDE FRINGE WEEKLY 2018 ☆☆☆☆☆ ‘Glanc is spectacular' - The…

John-Luke Roberts: All I Wanna Do Is [FX: GUNSHOTS] With a [FX: GUN RELOADING] and a [FX: CASH REGISTER] and Perform Some Comedy!

Saturday, July 21 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Quick, hide! The Fringe favourite returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary absurdist character comedy nonsense. Just terrific. Blam blam! ✭✭✭✭ 'A show as bafflingly stupid as this should rightly divide an audience down the middle, but through some strange alchemy the crowd absolutely lap it up... a consistently hilarious hour of measured madness' - List ✭✭✭✭ 'An hour of joyously daft character comedy' - Telegraph ✭✭✭✭ 'This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle' - [youtube]

Zach Zucker: Human Person

Saturday, July 21 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Fresh off sold out shows in New York, London and LA, award-winning bad boy Zach Zucker returns to Berlin! Most of the time Zach is funny. This show received 9 standing ovations, 13 walkouts and 2 police complaints at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Directed by Jonny Woolley ✭✭✭✭½ Kryztoff ✭✭✭✭½ Great Scott ✭✭✭✭ The Latest ✭✭✭✭ Broadway Baby 'A master clown with a big future' - Fringe Guru 'Ridiculous, hilarious and genius - a must see’ - Kryztoff 'A sold-out…

Stamptown Comedy

Saturday, July 21 | 11:30pm - 12:30am

STAMPTOWN COMEDY NIGHT Fresh off sold out shows in London, Edinburgh and Los Angeles, Stamptown Comedy Night is a raunchy, late-night variety show featuring the best of alternative comedy on the international scene! This show has been described as ‘hell on earth’ and relies heavily on nudity. Zach Zucker Josh Glanc Katia Kvinge Garry Starr John-Luke Roberts Festival passes now available! Buy 7 Show Pass Buy 14 Show Pass

Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones: The Abersham Flat

Sunday, July 22 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In 2015 I lived in a flat in London with a conman named Andy. He told people he owned our flat when they moved in, so they thought he was the landlord, and he took their rent money. I wrote a blog about him every week, in secret, and he got arrested for fraud. It's a little more complicated than all of that though, come sit down for 50 minutes and I'll tell you the story. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe…

Yianni Agisilaou: I, Human

Sunday, July 22 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you stuck to your smartphone? Fearful that Facebook is listening to your every word? Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. An hour of analogue, human-written jokes on how humans and technology are changing each other. Like ‘Black Mirror’ but with jokes (and hope!) ☆☆☆☆ ‘Stunningly Good’ – Scotsman ☆☆☆☆☆ ‘The must see comedian of the Adelaide Fringe’ - Glam Adelaide RUNNER UP - BEST COMEDY PERTH FRINGE 2018

Comedians Against Humanity, hosted by Yianni Agisilaou

Sunday, July 22 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Join the audience wielding Cards Against Humanity to challenge the Fringe's best comedians to create material on the spot. Interactive, inappropriate, improvised fun! Satisfying your desire to laugh hard in spite of yourself since 2015. Come, be an evil puppetmaster! 'Clever, witty and fast paced with moments that will make you blush and wonder if you are somehow fast tracked to the bad place for laughing so hard' ☆☆☆☆☆ 'Mad, offensive, utterly hilarious' - ☆☆☆☆ 'It's wrong, its awkward,…

The Establishment: Fool Britannia

Wednesday, July 25 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Critically-acclaimed double act Dan Lees and Neil Frost take you back to school for a very abridged and extremely silly British history lesson. ★★★★ "A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy" - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ "This is silliness as an art form" - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman "One of the funniest and most nimble-foooted pieces of theatre you could hope to see.. the sheer exuberant energy, momentum and invention of the show makes it one of the most outrageously funny hours…

Sarah Bennetto: All My Life’s Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume One)

Wednesday, July 25 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

One dimwit comedian’s every dumb decision. Presented in list form. 50 great mistakes guaranteed. A lauded solo stand-up show by Melbourne-born, London-based comedian, Sarah Bennetto. As heard on BBC Radio 4, Sarah Bennetto’s Mix-Tape, Glastonbury Festival backstage radio and at the helm of cult comedy night, Storytellers' Club. ★★★★ "In sharing her litany of mistakes, Bennetto covers huge, emotive topics with the lightest of touch and a lightning-fast wit, rattling through stories and quips so quickly that they don't have…

Elf lyons: Chiff Chaff

Thursday, July 26 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee (Best Show 2017) presents her one-woman show about the economy. You read that right. Let’s get fiscal. The queen of clown is back and she’s making the dismal science fun with a whole orchestra and an Invisible Hand. BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017 Fringe World Best Comedy Show 2018 nominee British Vogue's '20 Names of Now' 'A fast talking, smart-thinking stand-up for whom the adjective 'kooky' could have been invented for' - Guardian ★★★★★ 'Hysterical tour…

Wil Greenway: Either Side of Everything

Thursday, July 26 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Master storyteller and perennial Edinburgh Fringe sell-out returns to Berlin with a brand new show bursting with heart and hurt and hope (that's right, The Big Three!).  Either Side of Everything is a show about that brief blip in the sprawling boundless ocean of the universe where you exist.  That bit where your heart works.  And your nose.  And your eyes.  That bit where music matters and you can smile at a smiling stranger.  The brief and beautiful moment when…

I Wish I Owned A Hotel For Dogs

Friday, July 27 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

I Wish I Owned a Hotel for Dogs is a madcap adventure through the wild mind of a young Australian absurdist. She hurtles the audience through dogs, a dog show, dads, gross poetry, absurd short stories, and more dogs. Mind your head on the way in. Please note: sadly, there won’t be any literal dogs present. Not quite stand-up, not quite sketch, you’re now in the world of Claire. “It’s weird and fast-paced and heartfelt and you won’t see anything…

Hilda & The Spectrum

Friday, July 27 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Weird comedy soul mates* Elf and Ryan perform their debut show. Part clown show, part autobiography, it's an absurd, camp comedy about ping-pong, the DDR and Angela Lansbury. Expect improvisation, time travel*, niche film references and lemons. Graduates of Ecole Gaulier. Imagine The X-Men on a budget (this is because one of the characters has telekinesis and we have had to do a lot of mime for the effects we can’t afford). It's going to be brilliant. And weird. Love…

Charlie Dupré: Diary

Friday, July 27 | 11:30pm

A man reads his diary.

Berlin Retro Game Slam

Saturday, July 28 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you know your Street Fighter from your Space Invaders, your Bubble Bobble from your Barbarian, your Road Rash from your Rampage? OF COURSE YOU DO, they are all different games - AND DIFFERENT WORDS! Are you a child of the 80s/90s and/or you like flashing lights and beepy sounds? Join Caroline Clifford at the Retro Game Slam! A projector powered player VS player live video game show. Commentated by Berlin's funniest comedians with guest appearances from some of your…

Imaan Hadchiti is The Lesbian Whisperer

Saturday, July 28 | 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Lebanese by blood, Australian by birth, European by 2020. After a formidable spell in Berlin, Imaan realises that identity is fickle and machismo is bullshit and is no longer defined by words. An original, risk-taking comedian, Imaan possesses an authentically distinct point of view many fail to see. Don't miss Imaan in his new hour of well-travelled, insightful comedy. 'A performer at the top of his game' - ★★★★ 'Slick, smart and dirty stand-up' -

Andrea Spisto: Miss Venezuela

Saturday, July 28 | 11:30pm

Miss Venezuela is a passionate rebellion against perfect womanhood, igniting the stage into a celebration of the destruction of the machismo culture.Centering love and power as its message, its goal is to inspire the audience to liberate their spirits and join Miss Venezuela in an intimate queer carnival of togetherness.

Waiting For It

Sunday, July 29 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

In this mystical Latin-American adventure, a machine creates two scientists in order to find “it,” plunging them into mythical lands to face fantastical creatures:a bird-mystic curing the audience of all their troubles in the jungle of a futuristic Latin-American continent and mischievous cloud-snow creatures. Audience members are invited to cross over further into their world. Through mime, clown and magic-realism we reflect on what it is we spend our lives searching for.

Garry Starr Performs Everything

Sunday, July 29 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Disgraced actor Garry Starr is defying his critics by performing every genre of theatre known to man, thus saving performing art from its inevitable extinction. Starr tears through artistic genres with little regard for personal safety and even less regard for art. Directed by Cal McCrystal (The Mighty Boosh, Paddington 1&2) Winner Adelaide Fringe Emerging Artist Weekly Award 2018 Winner NZ Fringe Tour Ready Award 2018 Nominee Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo 2018 Nominee Melbourne Comedy Festival Best Newcomer 2018…

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