Australian Acts performing at Edinburgh 2014

By Colin Flaherty

The largest arts festival in the world, The Edinburgh Fringe, opens next week and this year a truly large number of Australian comedy acts are making the trek north. We here at Squirrel Comedy wish these performers chookas for Edinburgh seasons.

If you are going to be in Scotland for the month of August, the following is a list of shows which should quench your thirst for Australian comedy, whether you missed the local run of a particular show or hope to catch up with an expat who has been kicking goals in the UK. (If we have missed an Aussie act in our list, please let us know!)  There is also a link to a review of the show if it has been previously reviewed by Squirrel Comedy.

Our UK based Squirrel Ron will be reviewing shows for us, so keep an eye on our site for those, coming soon.

Without further adieu, here’s our list:

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall : Alasdair Lists Everything
Freestival St Mary’s
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/alasdair-lists-everything

Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall : Success Arms
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/alasdair-tremblay-birchall-success-arms
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6051)

Alex Williamson: Dumb Things I’ve Done
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/alex-williamson-dumb-things-i-ve-done

Aunty Donna
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/aunty-donna

Kieran Butler : Australia is F*cked
George Next Door
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/australia-is-f-cked

The Axis of Awesome: Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/axis-of-awesome-viva-la-vida-loca-las-vegas

Bec Hill in… Ellipsis
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/bec-hill-in-ellipsis

Bec (Hill) and Tom’s Awesome Laundry
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/childrens-shows/bec-and-tom-s-awesome-laundry

Brendon Burns and Colt Cabana Sit in a 150 Seater at 10pm and Provide the Commentary to Bad Wrestling Matches
Stand in the Square
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/brendon-burns-and-colt-cabana-sit-in-a-150-seater-at-10pm-and-provide-the-commentary-to-bad-wrestling-matches

The Brendon Burns Show
The Liquid Room
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/brendon-burns-show

Brydie Lee-Kennedy Repeats On You
Cowgatehead
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/brydie-lee-kennedy-repeats-on-you

Cal Wilson: It Could Have Been Me
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/cal-wilson-it-could-have-been-me
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6019)

Damian Clark: Go Ahead, Make My Damo
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/damian-clark-go-ahead-make-my-damo

Danny Stinson’s Planet of the Dans
Sweet Grassmarket
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/danny-stinson-s-planet-of-the-dans

Dave Callan: A Little Less Conversation
Assembly Roxy
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/dave-callan-a-little-less-conversation

Dave Hughes: Pointless
Assembly George Square Studios
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/dave-hughes-pointless

Demi Lardner: Birds with Human Lips
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/demi-lardner-birds-with-human-lips

Dr Professor Neal Portenza Performs His Own Autopsy Live On Stage. One Night Only. (Obviously).
Just the Tonic at The Mash House
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/dr-professor-neal-portenza-performs-his-own-autopsy-live-on-stage-one-night-only-obviously
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6733)

Josh Ladgrove presents Come Heckle Christ
Pleasance Courtyard
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/come-heckle-christ
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6727)

Evolution of iMaAN
Just the Tonic at The Caves
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/evolution-of-imaan

Suns of Fred : Excited!!!
Pleasance Courtyard
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/excited
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6848)

Felicity Ann: It Takes All Sorts
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/felicity-ann-it-takes-all-sorts

Felicity Ward: The Iceberg
Underbelly, Bristo Square
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/felicity-ward-the-iceberg

Game On!: Matty Grey (Children’s show)
Laughing Horse The Free Sisters

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/game-on

George Dimarelos: George and Co (The Solo Tour)
C venues – C nova
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/george-and-co-the-solo-tour

Hannah Gadsby: The Exhibitionist
Assembly George Square Studios
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/hannah-gadsby-the-exhibitionist
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=5985)

Daniel Burt: Inspired By Mediocrity
Cowgatehead
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/inspired-by-mediocrity

Paddy McCullagh: iPaddy
Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/ipaddy

Jamie McCarney – Spermologist
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/jamie-mccarney-spermologist

Jimeoin – Is It…?!
Venue150@EICC
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/jimeoin-is-it

John Conway Tonight
Pleasance Dome
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/john-conway-tonight

John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil
The Stand Comedy Club III & IV
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/john-robertson-a-nifty-history-of-evil

John Robertson: The Dark Room
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/john-robertson-the-dark-room

Jon Bennett – Fire In The Meth Lab
Assembly Roxy
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/jon-bennett-fire-in-the-meth-lab

Jon Bennett : Pretending Things Are a C*ck
Laughing Horse @ City Café
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/pretending-things-are-a-c-ck
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2010: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=1624)

Justin Hamilton: Johnny Loves Mary Forever 1994
Assembly George Square Studios
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/justin-hamilton-johnny-loves-mary-forever-1994
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=5787)

Lisa-Skye: Bunny and Mad Dog Get High
Just the Tonic at The Mash House
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/lisa-skye-bunny-and-mad-dog-get-high

Luke McGregor: I Worry That I Worry Too Much
Assembly George Square Theatre
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/luke-mcgregor-i-worry-that-i-worry-too-much
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6045)

Neel Kolhatkar in GENeration comedY
Assembly Hall
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/neel-kolhatkar-in-generation-comedy

Neil Hamburger
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/neil-hamburger

Nick Coyle: Double Tribute
Just the Tonic at The Caves
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/nick-coyle-double-tribute

Rhys Nicholson – Eurgh

Underbelly, Bristo Square
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/rhys-nicholson-eurgh
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6563)

Ryan Coffey Live and Loud
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/ryan-coffey-live-and-loud

Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man
Underbelly, Bristo Square
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/sam-simmons-death-of-a-sails-man

Sammy J: The Sammy J Songbook
Underbelly, Bristo Square
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/sammy-j-the-sammy-j-songbook

Sarah Bennetto’s Funeral
Pleasance Courtyard
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/sarah-bennetto-s-funeral

Sarah Bennetto’s Storytellers’ Club
Pleasance Courtyard
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/sarah-bennetto-s-storytellers-club

Sarah Kendall: Touchdown
Pleasance Courtyard
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/sarah-kendall-touchdown

(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6022)

Steen Raskopoulos: I’m Wearing Two Suits Because I Mean Business
Underbelly, Bristo Square
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/steen-raskopoulos-i-m-wearing-two-suits-because-i-mean-business
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6700)

Titty Bar Ha Ha: Hard Time
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/titty-bar-ha-ha-hard-time

Umbilical Brothers: KiDSHoW (not for kids)
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/umbilical-brothers-kidshow-not-for-kids
(Here’s what we thought of it at MICF 2014: http://www.squirrelcomedy.com/?p=6870)

Backwards Anorak : Winter Is Coming
Gilded Balloon
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/winter-is-coming

Tessa Waters : WOMANz
Underbelly, Cowgate
https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/womanz

All the info about the multitude of shows during the month of August comedy or otherwise at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival can be found at www.edfringe.com