With August fast approaching and six Chambers artists heading up the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, here is everything you need to know about our acts performing at the biggest arts festival in the world…

Frankie Boyle
Prometheus Volume I
(Venue 150)
5-9 & 20-24 August

Frankie Boyle presents the first instalment of his eight volume Promethiad. If you liked his previous shows, but wished they contained different jokes said by someone with an older face, this is the show for you. Subjects ranging from the science of black holes to the history of Victorian exploration will be ignored entirely. Frankie knows that his only legacy is to have his books and DVDs form part of gasoline soaked warning pyres lit to alert the Last Ones that their foes the Crabmen have begun their final sideways march out of the sea.

Book tickets and find out more about Prometheus Volume I here.

Larry Dean
Heroes @ Monkey Barrell
(Venue 515)
3-27 August (not the 15th)

Amused Moose Comedy Award winner and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean returns to Edinburgh with a brand new hour of ‘fascinatingly funny’ (Evening Standard) comedy following his debut stand-up tour and a stint at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Expect ‘unmissable’ ***** (EdFestMag.com) storytelling from one of UK comedy’s fiercest new talents. As seen on Live from the BBC and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store. ‘A charismatic stand-up natural whose conversational style makes it all look so easy’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick’ (Guardian). ‘Superb timing… deserves much success’ **** (Mirror).

Book tickets and find out more about Fandan here.

Pippa Evans
Joy Provision!
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
2-27 August

What is going on? America is being run by a stroppy, orange teenager, new wars are starting every day and now the courgettes are running out. All’s not lost though. Olivier (Showstopper! The Improvised Musical) and Chortle Award winner Pippa returns with a new show less about how love will tear us apart and more about how the little things might keep us together. Have your joy levels optimised by the known pleasures of ‘a comic genius’ (Telegraph) and Radio 4 regular. As seen on Drunk History (Comedy Central) and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (Dave). Pippa will also be performing as part of The Glenda J Collective: ‘four superheroes of Improv, ready to smash your mind with songs, sketches and japes created right there on the spot.’ You can get more information about these three special performances here. https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/glenda-j-collective-0#overview

Book tickets and find out more about Joy Provision! here. 

Stuart Goldsmith
Like I Mean It
Liquid Room Annexe (Venue 276)
5-27 August

Winner: Leicester Comedy Festival Best New Show 2017. Comedian’s Comedian Podcast host and ‘expert stand-up’ (Times) Goldsmith now commits to the bit. This year: second international tour, seven million downloads, support for Jack Whitehall at Wembley Arena, and look, honestly? My best ever show. I’m so goddamn proud of this, it’s stupider and less clever-clogs and just the funniest stuff I’ve ever created. OK? Back to the PR… Come see how ‘a master of the form’ (Independent) ‘makes it look easy’ (Chortle.co.uk). Via As Yet Untitled and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.
Find out more about Like I Mean It here.

Catherine Bohart
The Comedy
Pleasance Dome (Venue 23)
2-28 August

Catherine joins other handpicked newcomers Danny Clives, Nigel Ng and Sophie Duker in joining The Pleasance Comedy Reserve. Entering into its 13th year at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Comedy Reserve offers audiences the chance to see the freshest talent of the year. This prestigious show helped to launch the careers of Joe Lycett, Jack Whitehall, and Holly Walsh, to name but a few, and Catherine is excited to take her place as one of the most hotly-tipped comedians of 2017.

Book tickets and find out more about The Comedy Reserve here

Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett and Friends
New Town Theatre (Venue 7)
17th August only

Join host Joe Lycett (as seen on TV giving Lorraine Kelly a quiche lorraine) and a bunch of special guest comedy friends for a one-off fundraiser for The Buzz Project, a vital charity supporting young people in the Lochaber region of the Scottish Highlands (a genuinely really cool charity). It’ll be a laugh. Line-up and details at joelycett.com. Find out more about the The Buzz Project here.  

Book tickets and find out more about Joe Lycett and Friends here.