**Jez Watts: Sex, Lies & Videogames**
Aug 3-4, 7, 10-11, 14, 17-18, 21, 24-25
Complete sell-out FringeWorld, 2016 and sold out FringeWorld, 2017, this Australian comic presents a hysterical best of stand-up hour. 'Hilarious! Genuinely loveable and charming' **** (WhatsOnInAdelaide.net.au). 'Laugh-out-loud funny' **** (Australia Times). He's been a soldier (bad), husband (very bad), drug fiend (pretty great actually) and neuroscientist (terrible). Somehow, he's still here. Join Jez Watts for a hilarious stand-up show built around the results of his own dumb decisions.
Laura Davis – Cake in the Rain
Aug 2-13, 15-28
Lauren Bok: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy You Have a Burrito
**Mae Martin and Nick Coyle: Show Party**
Aug 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28
Mae Martin (BBC Radio 4's Mae Martin's Guide to 21st Century Sexuality, Russell Howard's Good News) and Australian comic Nick Coyle (Guided Meditation) improvise a variety show based on your suggestions. With stand-up, music, special guests and general chaos, come and see some of the best of the festival freestyling without a net. There will be tears. One thing is guaranteed – it will be 100% different every night.
'Naked is a little gem of a show' (ThePlusOnes.com/Melbourne). 'Stripping herself back and becoming vulnerable, this heartfelt comedian has nothing to hide as she is beautifully funny – a truly lovely human being. '4.95 stars' (AustraliaTimes.com). 'Show really belongs to Nguyen, who hogs the spotlight every time she hits the stage' **** (Herald Sun). Diana Nguyen is all the way from a little town called Springvale, Australia. Diana is ready to bare all. Prepare to be stripped back and laugh through the nostalgic memories of nakedness.
Nath Valvo – Not In This House
Aug 2-14, 16-27
**Nick Cody: On Fire**
Aug 3-13, 15-27
Australia's acclaimed comedy supernova is back with his sweet facial hair and a brand-new hour of kickass stand-up. Star of TV's Conan and Just for Laughs, Nick tours non-stop internationally having also supported Jim Jefferies and Bill Burr. 'Hilarious... belly-aching audacity, belligerence, confidence, faultless delivery' ***** (ArtsAwardVoice.com). 'Supremely good stand-up' **** (Scotsman). 'Solid, no-nonsense comedy from a solid no-nonsense guy, full of hilarious anecdotes' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'Cody is a revelation... Both uncontrollably laugh-out-loud funny and hang-your-head-in-shame funny' **** (Herald Sun). 'The bearded Aussie delivered a masterclass in stand-up' **** (Herald). 'Hilarious... a Fringe must-see' **** (List).
Phi and Me
Aug 3-6, 8-13, 15-20, 22-27
Everybody be cool, this is a motherf*cking puppet show! The ultimate Tarantino homage, this is Pulp Fiction with strings attached. The award-winning cult show from New Zealand returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with more miniature madness and mayhem. Combining the joy of live puppetry with an iconic piece of pop culture makes for a unique and hilarious theatrical experience. Created and performed by puppet maker and master Jon Coddington, theatre wizard Hannah Clarke, actress Anya Tate-Manning, award-winning Welsh/Samoan comedian James Nokise and 25 handmade 40cm marionettes, this show promises to be something special.
Sam Garlepp: Well, There You Go
Aug 3-13, 15-26
Steen Raskopoulos – The Coolest Kid in Competitive Chess
Aug 3-13, 15-27
The Stevenson Experience: Identical as Anything
Aug 2-13, 15-27
Tom Walker: Bee Boo
Aug 2-14, 16-27
**Woolly: The Morose Merino**
Aug 3-24, 26-28
Sarcastic, satirical and hilariously self-deprecating, Woolly is a sheep with serious issues! Nominated for the Best Comedy Award of Melbourne Fringe 2016, Woolly is the tale of how one sexually frustrated, twentysomething Brit dealt with rejection in the most absurd way possible: by running away to a sheep-shearing shed in South Australia! What emerged was more sheep than man. Now he's back, and he's looking for ewe! 'Ewe need to see this show' **** (Eventalaide.com, AU) 'A disarmingly sweet-natured, emotionally intelligent show' **** (TheUpsideNews.com, AU).