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improv, theatre

Locomotive for Murder: The Improvised Whodunnit

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 14) - 15:00
Pinch Punch are back to welcome you aboard Locomotive for Murder, an improvised comedy murder-mystery where killing the cast and cracking the case is in your hands. Expect outrageous accents and shaky alibis! Four characters board a train but not everyone will survive. Thankfully, a world-famous detective is ready to solve the case. But who is the murderer? Only one person knows: the murderer themselves. Using audience suggestions and stories, Pinch Punch create a never-to-be-repeated whodunnit. If you love comedy or murder mysteries then this is the show for you!

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Other Yin

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absurdist, sketch show

Biscuit Barrel: Not Another 69-Sketch Show

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 14) - 15:40
'Most reliable sketch group in the game' **** (EdFringeReview.com). 69 sketches in an hour! Featuring slapstick and wordplay at break-neck speed. 'An excellent comedy show' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Featuring DazzReviews, as seen on YouTube (500,000 subscribers; 100 million views). Following 1,700 tickets sold in 2023, the Barrel return for their fifth year at Edinburgh! This is the speed of TikTok put on a stage. 'The hot, young comedy act you promised yourself' **** (GetYourCoatsOn.com). 'The hit-rate of their sketches is high' (List).

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Dram

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stand-up, solo show

Kathleen Hughes: Cryptid!

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 12) - 16:20
Kathleen isn't sure of anything anymore. She's not even sure she exists. Cryptid is the dark and hilarious debut hour from Glasgow comic Kathleen Hughes – a show about identity, imperfection and the mortifying ordeal of allowing yourself to be seen. Sort of. 'A ridiculously talented comic' (Billy Kirkwood). One of the fastest-rising comedy stars' (Jay Lafferty).

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Snug

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cabaret, magic

Hypnotist Matt Hale: Top Fun! 80s Spectacular – Remix

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 12) - 17:00
The unmissable sell-out smash-hit comedy hypnosis show with 80s party vibes returns! Remixed for 2024! With multiple sell-out Fringe runs and 50 million+ views online, enjoy from stage or audience – you choose! All-ages friendly. 'The laughter is uncontrollable!' ***** (FringeFeed.com.au). 'Fun-filled show!' ***** (One4Review.co.uk). 'Laugh until your sides hurt!' ***** (WeekendNotes.com). 'Rollicking good time' ***** (SeeDoEatReview.com). 'Spectacular silliness! Absolute feel-good must-see show' ****½ (XPressMag.com.au). Hypnotist Matt Hale is a multi-award winner, seen on Best Shows, Top 10s and Picks of the Fringe.

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Big Yin

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cabaret, magic

Cameron Young: The Scottish Magician

31 JUL - 26 AUG - 20:20
Step into the enchanting world of Cameron Young: The Scottish Magician! Immerse yourself in a modern magic show featuring mind-bending illusions, captivating mind reading, and uproarious comedy. This extraordinary experience promises an unforgettable evening that defies tradition. Join us for a performance that transcends expectations, where magic meets innovation and astonishment knows no bounds. Secure your tickets now for a night of wonder that will leave you spellbound and eager for more. Don't miss the chance to witness the magic unfold – it's an experience you won't want to miss!

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Nip

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improv, Game Show

John Robertson's The Dark Room

31 JUL - 25 AUG - 22:00
The audience is trapped in a retro video game with a sadistic, end-of-level boss. Escape and win £1000 or be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd! Will you: A) Find the light switch? B) Go north? C) Abandon hope? New deathtraps for 2024! 'A Rocky Horror for nerds... reader, I howled' **** (Telegraph). 'Not to be missed' (Guardian). 'Irresistibly dangerous' **** (Stage). Winner: Chortle Award. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2023. Nominated: Best Comedy, FringeWorld 2023. Runner-Up: Best Comedy, NextUp 2022. As seen at Glastonbury and Insomnia Gaming Festival.

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Doonstairs

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stand-up

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

31 JUL - 26 AUG - 22:15
A line-up show starring the top three acts from the 2023 edition of So You Think You're Funny? The UK's biggest new comedy competition, with Samira Banks, Christopher Donovan and Lizzie Norm. See the best up-and-coming comedians before they make it big! Previous winners and finalists from the competition include: Aisling Bea, Tommy Tiernan, Maisie Adam, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Fern Brady, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Daniel Sloss and many more.

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Other Yin

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storytelling, stand-up

Louise Atkinson: She's Got the Look

31 JUL - 26 AUG - 17:00
With this new comedy show, the Amused Moose Best Debut Show winner revisits the unsolicited feedback she once received; 'Louise Atkinson – sounds good, looks like a mess'; and discusses our incorrect assumptions about people. 'Reminiscent of Victoria Wood and Peter Kay' (Stuart Maconie). 'Her innate funny bones reassure you that you're in safe hands' (Chortle.co.uk). 'An instantly likeable comic' **** (TheArtsDesk.com). ***** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (EdFringeReview.com). **** (MervSpotFringe.com).

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Coorie

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Locomotive for Murder: The Improvised Whodunnit

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 14) - 15:00
Pinch Punch are back to welcome you aboard Locomotive for Murder, an improvised comedy murder-mystery where killing the cast and cracking the case is in your hands. Expect outrageous accents and shaky alibis! Four characters board a train but not everyone will survive. Thankfully, a world-famous detective is ready to solve the case. But who is the murderer? Only one person knows: the murderer themselves. Using audience suggestions and stories, Pinch Punch create a never-to-be-repeated whodunnit. If you love comedy or murder mysteries then this is the show for you!

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Other Yin

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absurdist, sketch show

Biscuit Barrel: Not Another 69-Sketch Show

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 14) - 15:40
'Most reliable sketch group in the game' **** (EdFringeReview.com). 69 sketches in an hour! Featuring slapstick and wordplay at break-neck speed. 'An excellent comedy show' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Featuring DazzReviews, as seen on YouTube (500,000 subscribers; 100 million views). Following 1,700 tickets sold in 2023, the Barrel return for their fifth year at Edinburgh! This is the speed of TikTok put on a stage. 'The hot, young comedy act you promised yourself' **** (GetYourCoatsOn.com). 'The hit-rate of their sketches is high' (List).

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Dram

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stand-up, solo show

Kathleen Hughes: Cryptid!

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 12) - 16:20
Kathleen isn't sure of anything anymore. She's not even sure she exists. Cryptid is the dark and hilarious debut hour from Glasgow comic Kathleen Hughes – a show about identity, imperfection and the mortifying ordeal of allowing yourself to be seen. Sort of. 'A ridiculously talented comic' (Billy Kirkwood). One of the fastest-rising comedy stars' (Jay Lafferty).

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Snug

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cabaret, magic

Hypnotist Matt Hale: Top Fun! 80s Spectacular – Remix

31 JUL - 26 AUG (NOT 12) - 17:00
The unmissable sell-out smash-hit comedy hypnosis show with 80s party vibes returns! Remixed for 2024! With multiple sell-out Fringe runs and 50 million+ views online, enjoy from stage or audience – you choose! All-ages friendly. 'The laughter is uncontrollable!' ***** (FringeFeed.com.au). 'Fun-filled show!' ***** (One4Review.co.uk). 'Laugh until your sides hurt!' ***** (WeekendNotes.com). 'Rollicking good time' ***** (SeeDoEatReview.com). 'Spectacular silliness! Absolute feel-good must-see show' ****½ (XPressMag.com.au). Hypnotist Matt Hale is a multi-award winner, seen on Best Shows, Top 10s and Picks of the Fringe.

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Big Yin

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cabaret, magic

Cameron Young: The Scottish Magician

31 JUL - 26 AUG - 20:20
Step into the enchanting world of Cameron Young: The Scottish Magician! Immerse yourself in a modern magic show featuring mind-bending illusions, captivating mind reading, and uproarious comedy. This extraordinary experience promises an unforgettable evening that defies tradition. Join us for a performance that transcends expectations, where magic meets innovation and astonishment knows no bounds. Secure your tickets now for a night of wonder that will leave you spellbound and eager for more. Don't miss the chance to witness the magic unfold – it's an experience you won't want to miss!

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Nip

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improv, Game Show

John Robertson's The Dark Room

31 JUL - 25 AUG - 22:00
The audience is trapped in a retro video game with a sadistic, end-of-level boss. Escape and win £1000 or be brutally murdered by the rest of the crowd! Will you: A) Find the light switch? B) Go north? C) Abandon hope? New deathtraps for 2024! 'A Rocky Horror for nerds... reader, I howled' **** (Telegraph). 'Not to be missed' (Guardian). 'Irresistibly dangerous' **** (Stage). Winner: Chortle Award. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2023. Nominated: Best Comedy, FringeWorld 2023. Runner-Up: Best Comedy, NextUp 2022. As seen at Glastonbury and Insomnia Gaming Festival.

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Doonstairs

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stand-up

Best of So You Think You're Funny?

31 JUL - 26 AUG - 22:15
A line-up show starring the top three acts from the 2023 edition of So You Think You're Funny? The UK's biggest new comedy competition, with Samira Banks, Christopher Donovan and Lizzie Norm. See the best up-and-coming comedians before they make it big! Previous winners and finalists from the competition include: Aisling Bea, Tommy Tiernan, Maisie Adam, Peter Kay, Lee Mack, Fern Brady, Rob Beckett, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Daniel Sloss and many more.

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Other Yin

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storytelling, stand-up

Louise Atkinson: She's Got the Look

31 JUL - 26 AUG - 17:00
With this new comedy show, the Amused Moose Best Debut Show winner revisits the unsolicited feedback she once received; 'Louise Atkinson – sounds good, looks like a mess'; and discusses our incorrect assumptions about people. 'Reminiscent of Victoria Wood and Peter Kay' (Stuart Maconie). 'Her innate funny bones reassure you that you're in safe hands' (Chortle.co.uk). 'An instantly likeable comic' **** (TheArtsDesk.com). ***** (TheWeeReview.com). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). **** (EdFringeReview.com). **** (MervSpotFringe.com).

Location Gilded Balloon Patter House

subvenue Coorie