Fringe favourites return as Monkey Barrel announces first shows | Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Elf Lyons and more © Matt Stronge

Fringe favourites return as Monkey Barrel announces first shows

Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Elf Lyons and more

Monkey Barrel Comedy has announced its first batch of Edinburgh Fringe shows including appearances by Ed Gamble, Nish Kumar, Elf Lyons and more.

The year-round venue has just released tickets via its website for its solo shows plus a nightly line-up gig.

Other comics performing include Fern Brady, Sofie Hagen, Alfie Brown, Jordan Brookes, Krystal Evans, Amy Matthews, Stuart Goldsmith, Catherine Bohart, Olga Koch, Larry Dean, Liam Withnail and John-Luke Roberts.

Almost all the shows are billed as works-in-progress.

The venue says more acts will be announced soon. This year they will be operating three out of their  usual five rooms: Monkey Barrel 1, their year-round room, Monkey Barrel 3, their largest room, and Monkey Barrel 4, which is purpose-built for the Fringe.

Yesterday, more shows went on sale via the Fringe website, including long-running topical show NewsRevue coming to the EICC, as programmed by the Pleasance, and a short run from Paul Sinha at The Stand.

Daniel Sloss, Craig Hill and Mark Nelson have also added more shows to their run at the  Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

Here are all our 2021 Edinburgh Fringe listings so far.

Published: 16 Jul 2021

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