10 of the best Fringe comedians to see on tour

This article is from 2019

Hit Fringe comedians to catch on tour

Desiree Burch / credit: Idil Sukan

Catch these top-rated shows around the UK in 2019/2020

Entering the final week of the Fringe and realising you missed some of the best comedy around? No problem: a host of comedians, both critically-acclaimed and on the rise, are preparing to take their shows on the road following successful Fringe runs. Here's eleven four and five star-rated comedians you can catch elsewhere in the UK in 2019/2020.

Ahir Shah: Dots

Two-time nominee of the Edinburgh Comedy Award returns with his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination and jokes, covering everything from love to politics and depression.
Touring Sep–Mar. Find Ahir Sha tickets.

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

TV regular and Best Newcomer nominee Darren Harriott hit the Fringe with his best-rated show in 2019. Catch him across the UK as he talks about life, love and the cultural landscape with his trademark passion and wit.
Touring Oct–Dec. Find Darren Harriott tickets.

Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early!

London-based American stand-up puts her identity front and centre in a show that dissects her new singledom, politics, sexuality and pop culture.
Touring Oct–Nov. Find Desiree Burch tickets.

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos

Incisive comedy from one of Scotland's best up-and-coming stand-ups. Power and Chaos covers sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and more.
Touring Sep–Oct. Find Fern Brady tickets.

George Egg: Moveable Feast

A new hour of comedy from the stand-up who cooks live on stage, making mealtime a whole lot more interesting. Expect live comical cooking involving engines, trains and a tasting session to finish.
Touring Sep–Nov. Find George Egg tickets.

Hit Fringe comedians to catch on tour

John Kearns

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

A masterclass in comedy from Glenn Moore as he delivers his typical style of offbeat gags fresh off the back of a four star Fringe run.
Touring Oct–Nov. Find Glenn Moore tickets.

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Whip-smart comedy from a TV regular. Jayde Adams dissects pop culture and in particular the shameless promotion of celebrities and products.
Touring until April 2020. Find Jayde Adams tickets.

John Kearns: Double Take and Fade Away

The two time Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and four-time Chortle Award nominee John Kearns returns with his wig and false teeth to talk poetically about his life.
Touring until March 2020. Find John Kearns tickets.

Josie Long: Tender

Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns to the stage after five years away to explore motherhood, kindness, joy and politics.
Touring Feb–Mar 2020. Find Josie Long tickets.

Nick Helm: Phoenix from the Flames

The two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee takes his multi-faceted, all singing all dancing and a little bit of ass-shaking show on the road.
Touring Oct–Nov. Find Nick Helm tickets.

Sofie Hagen: The Bumswing Tour

The winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award brings her latest show across the UK. Her Danish bluntness and wit is just one of this cult podcaster/author's many talents.
Touring Sep–Jun. Find Sophie Hagen tickets.

John Kearns: The Varnishing Days

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer Edinburgh Comedy Awards presents his latest show.

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen

Incisive comedy from one of Scotland's best up-and-coming stand-ups.

Darren Harriott: Good Heart Yute

  • 4 stars

Having recently turned 30, Best Newcomer Nominee Darren Harriott questions why he's never been in love.

Sofie Hagen: Fat Jokes

  • 4 stars

IAM Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Sofie Hagen presents Fat Jokes: a show bursting with big jokes and fat punchlines. Sofie Hagen returns to her craft of devastatingly brilliant joke writing and storytelling and has created this collection of fat jokes and unforgettable moments that you can laugh at without feeling like…

Desiree Burch

You already know comedian Desiree Burch, but isn't it time to really find out? The breakout star of Netflix's Flinch, The Mash Report and Live At The Apollo (BBC).

George Egg: Movable Feast

A mix of award-winning stand-up comedy, innovation and multitasking as Egg demonstrates more live cooking.

Ahir Shah: Dots

  • 4 stars

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah explores love, politics, depression and faith with his usual philosophical bent in his new hour.

Josie Long: Tender

  • 4 stars

Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee returns to the stage after five years away to explore motherhood, kindness and joy.

Jayde Adams: The Ballad of Kylie Jenner's Old Face

Produced by Angelo Constantinou and Max Blackman In 2019 if you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. 'Britain's funniest woman comic' (Daily Mail) has put the sequins in a box (for now), because it's time to get serious. If…

Glenn Moore: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore

Avalon Management 'Glenn Moore' (List) follows up last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination with a new hour of 'brilliantly original' (Chortle.co.uk), 'blissfully silly' (Guardian) jokes. He used to have a very different job to this, and now he's finally brave enough to spill the beans about it. ★★★★ (Guardian…

Nick Helm: What Have We Become?

Plosive Live As the survivors of a global pandemic crawl from their fortified boltholes and begin to rebuild society, what is left of them and who amongst them dares to lead them to the light? Join critically acclaimed and multi award-winning comedian Nick Helm as he embarks on a show so insightful, so honest, so…