Join us ‘On The Fringe’ for a sparkling mix of comedy with special guests and the brightest new talent at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Enjoy stand-up, sketch, musical comedy and more as we showcase some of the best acts from the Funny Women Awards and beyond. Featuring a different host and line up every day.
This show is hosted by:
As heard on BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One’s This Week, Viv Groskop is a 2012 Funny Women Awards Finalist, journalist, writer and comedian. Her Edinburgh Fringe show at Underbelly is Vivalicious, all about self-help in the coming age of President Oprah Winfrey. In this age of reinvention, Viv wants to be the best possible version of herself. So why is that so hard? Does there come a time when you should just give up and accept you are not that great a human being?
“Fresh and original” Sara Pascoe
“Wonderfully witty” Time Out
“Relaxed, charming, completely compelling” Chortle.co.uk
Megan Shandley is a 2017 Funny Women Awards Finalist and a 2017 Scottish Variety Award Nominee. As well as the Edinburgh Fringe, she has performed as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Brighton Fringe and recently took her first solo show to VAULT Festival in London. Last year she was a member of the Comedian’s Theatre Company at The Pleasance. This August she performs a split bill stand-up show Tolerate at Nightcap Bar, 20:00 from 2nd-26th August (not 15th).
“An assured performer with a mischievous streak and some great lines, on the way up…” Bath Comedy Festival
“Megan effortlessly combines the joy of personal anecdotes with topical observation.” Lynne Parker, Funny Women
Yuriko Kotani is a UK-based Japanese comedian, who began performing stand up in 2014 and won the BBC New Comedy Award 2015. She was named as ‘one to watch’ by Time Out and appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central in 2016, BBC Three’s Pls Like in 2017 and CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework in 2018. On radio her appearances include The Comedy Club (BBC Radio 4 Extra) in 2016, BBC World Service’s The Arts Hour International New Year Comedy Celebration in 2017, The Verb (BBC Radio 3) and Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) in 2018. She has supported Joe Lycett, Rob Delaney and Puppetry of the Penis on tour.
Jodie Mitchell is a brilliantly surreal stand-up comedian who in 2018 was a Funny Women Awards Stage finalist and shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award. She shares a lunchtime hour Edinburgh Fringe comedy show this year with Cam Spence called The New Babes at Banshee Labyrinth supported by Soho Theatre Young Company.
“Blindingly obvious comedic talent” Skinny
“Left me with actual tears of laughter running down my face” DIVA Magazine
Ada Campe‘s unique and exciting blend of comedy, variety, magic and shouting delights audiences across the UK! She came top of the bill at this year’s prestigious New Act of the Year Show (NATYS) and also won the Leicester Square Theatre 2018 Old Comedian of the Year competition. Her show Ada Campe and the Psychic Duck is at The Stand’s New Town Theatre every day at 14.50.
“Officially recognised as both hilarious and old” Genii Online
“Extravagantly mischievous… a real original and with irrepressible funny bones” Chortle
“Resembles an unhinged super-villain” Diva
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‘This comedy show provides something for everyone!‘ **** Broadway Baby
‘Funny Women celebrates Funny Women Finding Their Voice in Comedy. It’s flying the flag for funny and has launched amazing careers. It’s a joyous thing.’ Stylist
When and where
The Blue Room,
Edinburgh, EH2 2LR