Where to see the Edinburgh Fringe acts on tour in 2023

No Fringe this year? We got you... Here's where to catch Edinburgh's best bits on tour throughout the rest of the year

There’s no denying that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the UK’s premier arts institutions. It’s a site of pilgrimage for culture vultures the world over, with only events such as the Olympics and the World Cup surpassing it in numbers of global visitors. For comedians, actors, dancers and all surprising sorts of performing artists, it’s a vital place to cut your teeth, take disappointing audience numbers on the chin and sharpen your skillset with the hope of getting noticed.

But unless you’re lucky enough to live in the cobbled streets of Auld Reekie, visiting the Fringe (and finding a vacant hotel room) can be tricky. If you’re jonesing for a jape or two but missed out on this year’s edition, fear not, here are some of the Fringe’s funniest bunch performing throughout the UK the rest of the year.

Jason Byrne

One of Dublin’s biggest names in comedy, Jason Byrne sets off with his one-man, half-(broken) machine show from September until the end of November.

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John Robins

After a spot at Manchester’s Laughterama in September, John Robins takes his raucous show Howl on tour until the end of the year.

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Myra DuBois

One of the best comeback-ers in the game, Myra DuBois offers audiences a retreat of wellness (take this with a pinch of salt), as Be Well tours from September to November.

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Chloe Petts

Expect a brazen and brash Chloe Petts on her second tour, If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, which hits the road in early 2024. Catch her before at the Greenwich Comedy Festival in September alongside Ed Gamble, Maisie Adam, and Kyrah Gray.

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Matt Forde

If mixing comedy with politics is your thing, don’t miss The Political Party with Matt Forde for hilarious stand-up and explosive political debate. Find him at London’s Duchess Theatre until December, before he takes Inside No.10 on tour in the new year.

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Simon Brodkin

The infamous prankster who handed Theresa May a P45, Simon Brodkin resumes his Screwed Up stand-up tour throughout the rest of 2023.

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Geoff Norcott

Geoff Norcott gives a blokes-eye-view at today’s political and cultural climate as he tours from September all the way into the new year.

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David O’Doherty

The Tiny Piano Man David O’Doherty can be found alongside the likes of Simon Amstell and Lou Sanders at Manchester’s Laughterama and London’s Greenwhich Comedy Festival in September, but if you miss that he’ll be treating us to a string of Christmas shows in December.

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Sara Pascoe

Fresh off her Edinburgh performance detailing her path to success, the ubiquitous Sara Pascoe offers a one-off evening at the Hackney Empire with special guests including Maisie Adam and Mawaan Rizwan.

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Adam Kay

Not many can split your sides and sew them back up, but the UK’s funniest doctor Adam Kay has built his name off of it with his series of doctor memoirs. His latest, Undoctored, lands at London’s Lyric Theatre for seven showings in October.

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Daniel Sloss

Once a protégé of Frankie Boyle and now a globally renowned name himself, Scotland’s own Daniel Sloss performs his tour Can’t In Glasgow in November before a nationwide run in early 2024.

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