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QX previews just a small selection of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, and we’ll be bringing you more as they come in. With so much talent on show this year you’ll need to book early. The fun of The Fringe is to book loads and don’t be scared to take a risk. Step out of your comfort zone!

Jinkx Monsoon

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race legend (fifth season and seventh season of All Stars, airing May 2022), actress, comedienne, and singer. Jinkx has toured all over the world, gaining a huge fanbase and superstar status. She’s bringing a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year: She’s Still Got It! With Major Scales (her long-time musical collaborator) – a musical comedy cabaret show, packed full of Jinkx’s trademark improv and sensational musical ability. 

See Jinkx Monsoon: She’s Still Got It! With Major Scales at the Assembly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 6-21 August. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.assemblyfestival.com

Ania Magliano

gay Edinburgh Festival Fringe An up-and-coming comedian and writer, quickly making a name for herself in the comedy world. She has many impressive writing credits to her name already (Chicken Shop Date, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order [BBC 2], Newsjack [BBC Radio 4 extra], The Now Show [BBC Radio 4]), as well as amassing over 1.3 million likes on her TikTok videos. She’s bringing her debut show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022: Absolutely No Worries If Not. It’s peak inside Ania’s head – the beautiful mess that is your 20s, wrapped up into one show.

See Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 3-28 August. For more information and tickets visit visit www.edfringe.com or www.pleasance.co.uk

Camille O’Sullivan

gay FringeThe Queen of the Fringe – an established alternative/indie musician. Camille has been wowing audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for over 18 years, earning her worldwide acclaim for her magnetising stage presence and entrancing vocals. She is returning to the stage this August with her new show Dreaming, alongside long-time collaborator Fergal Murray. Dreaming is an honest, intimate response to the isolation of the pandemic, and the joy of being connected to the rest of the world again.

See Camille O’Sullivan: Dreaming at the Underbelly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 3-28 August. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.underbelly.co.uk

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Elf Lyon

A comedian, actor, classically trained clown and High School Drama teacher. Elf’s new show Raven will be unveiled at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year – a heady mix of comedy and horror. 

See Elf Lyons: Raven at the Gilded Balloon. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.gildedballoon.co.uk  

James Barr

gay Edinburgh Festival FringeMulti-award winning comedian, Radio DJ, and half of the hit podcast A Gay and A NonGay. He’s bursting back onto the Edinburgh Festival Fringe scene (following his five-star 2019 debut) in 2022 with his show Straight Jokes, a revolt against the elitist media industry, as well as the shameful homophobia he’s experienced in the workplace.

See James Barr: Straight Jokes at the Underbelly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or go to Underbelly

Sophie Duker

fringe festivalComedian and star of Taskmaster. Co-writer of Riot Girls on Channel 4. Previous credits include Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Sophie is bringing her new show Hag to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, a self-assured hour of comedy centred around Sophie’s personal metamorphosis into a more confident, spectacularly cantankerous person.

See Sophie Duker: Hag at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or go to Pleasance 

Joseph Parsons

gay Edinburgh Festival FringeFootball fanatic and comedian. An advocate for LGBTQI+ issues in the sporting world. His new show Equaliser will be debuting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Equaliser is about Joseph’s own experience growing up as gay and football mad in the West Country – a celebration of the beautiful game, as well as an examination of it’s issues.

See Joseph Parsons: Equaliser at The Tonic during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.edinburgh.justthetonic.com 

Larry Dean

As seen on Live at the Apollo – an award-winning energetic comedian and writer. He returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with his show Fudnut – a retelling of some recent events in Larry’s life, including but not limited to, accidently smuggling illegal substances into a middle eastern country.

See Larry Dean: Fudnut at the Monkey Barrel during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.monkeybarrelcomedy.com 

Sam Lake

gay Edinburgh Festival FringeA comedian, writer, presenter, and podcast host. He’s written for Mock the Week (BBC2), Breaking the News (BBC Radio Scotland), and Newsjack (BBC Radio 4 extra). Originally set to debut in 2020, Sam is unveiling his comedy hour in 2022, titled Cake. Sam’s wedding was also supposed to happen in 2020, but sadly it was also postponed due to the pandemic – Cake is about learning to get comfortable when things in life don’t go as originally planned.

See Sam Lake: Cake at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or go to Pleasance

Sarah Keyworth

lesbian Fringe Award-winning comedian, podcast host and rising star in the UK and Australian comedy circuits. Her show Lil’ Keys: Big Jokes will be premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, touching on themes of loss and how to rediscover your silliness. 

See Sarah Keyworth: Lost Boy at the Assembly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or go to Pleasance

Séayoncé

gay Edinburgh Festival FringeCabaret drag star and a hysterical spiritual medium helmed by comedian Dan Wye. Check out their bewitching new show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, titled Res-ErectionStep into the unknown and experience a show unlike any other – complete with theatrics, musical numbers, audience interaction and innuendo.

See Seayonce: Res-Erection at the Assembly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.assemblyfestival.com

 

Shelf

queer fringe The fresh-faced musical comedy duo of Rachel WD and Ruby Clyde. One musical, one tone-deaf. They’re bringing their debut hour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August – an exploration of gender expression and identity, called Hair.

See Shelf: Hair at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.pleasance.co.uk 

The Tiger Lillies

gay Edinburgh Festival FringeThe award-winning godfathers of alternative cabaret. Magical, steampunk-y, and Grammy-nominated. They’re returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with their show One Penny Opera to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

See Tiger Lillies: One Penny Opera at the Underbelly during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information and tickets visit www.edfringe.com or www.underbellyedinburgh.com 

The Fringe will take place from 05 – 29 August 2022

To book tickets to all shows, please visit www.edfringe.com

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