Sam Morrison - Sugar Daddy

Queer comedy and cabaret at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022
Friday 5 August 2022 to Monday 29 August 2022
Venue: Various venues across Edinburgh
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This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe is roaring back after the last two years of confusion, and none more so in terms of LGBTQ+ performers.

There are a host of stand-ups and cabaret shows at this year’s Fringe that include LGBTQ+ themes and performers.

Here’s a selection of what Stand-Up Queer Comedy is coming up at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

Also see: Queer Theatre, Musicals and Plays at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

Funny and touching tribute to much-loved national treasure, comedian, actress and writer Victoria Wood. Written and performed by BBC One’s All Together Now star, Paulus, this brand-new show sees him pay homage to the Queen of Comedy, celebrating her unforgettable songs and characters, and the power of friendships forged through laughter. Directed by Sarah-Louise Young (An Evening Without Kate Bush) with Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aida) on piano. Booking

Sam Morrison: Sugar Daddy

US comedian Sam Morrison (The Drew Barrymore Show) (pictured) grapples with the death of his partner in this superb stand-up show. Booking

A Gay and a NonGay

James Barr and Dan Hudson present the UK’s funniest LGBTQ+ podcast live at Edinburgh, plus some very special guests. Booking

Adventures of Straker

Legendary performer Peter Straker – close friend of Freddie Mercury and star of the original West End productions of Hair and The Wiz – sings his catalogue of musical theatre songs, interspersed with stories of famous friends and colleagues from Straker’s 40-year career. Shows include Cabaret, Sunset Boulevard, Sweet Charity, The Wiz, Hamilton, Rent, Tommy, Hair and others. Booking

Simon David: White Gay

Comedian Simon David belongs to the most toxic, self-destructive (and annoying!) demographic there is: the white gay. From racism to body image, porn addiction to gay Tories, Simon has a catchy song for just about everything wrong with the community he loves to hate! Booking

Oy Gay! The Queer Jewish Comedy Show

Stand-up comedy billed as hilarious, clever and filthy, starring Katie Price and Donna Landy. Booking

Andrew White (But Not in a Gay Way)

Comedy from Andrew White, including stories of accidental orgies, BLM protests, charity shops and how they all kickstarted his ambition to become a gay icon (but not in a gay way). Booking

Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone: Two Sour Gay

Stand-up comedy about being gay featuring Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone Booking

A French Jewish Queer

Lisa Raduszynski is a French Jewish queer. 100% stand-up comedy, a pinch of interaction with the audience, and a lot of complaints! Booking

Laugh Etc: Parisian Comedy Night

Another Lisa Raduszynski show – this time an unfiltered compilation show, where the hecklers are being heckled! Different line up every day. Booking

Russell Arathoon: The Curious Incidents of the Gay in the Night-Time

Energetic, fast-paced stand-up from the Manchester comedian Russell Arathoon. Booking

James Barr: Straight Jokes

People keep telling James Barr that he’s “too gay”. Straight Jokes is his fabulous reply! The award-winning ginger returns to Edinburgh after his five-star 2019 debut, Thirst Trap. Booking

Aidan Sadler: Tropicana

Queer cabaret icon Aidan Sadler to experience belting 80’s synth-pop nostalgia punctuated with world class stand-up comedy. Booking

Joseph Parsons: Equaliser

Rising star Joseph Parsons presents his hotly anticipated debut hour of comedy about being a gay sports fan. Booking

Sam See: Government-Approved Sex

Sam See (Comedy Central, MTV) returns to the Fringe. Booking

American Sex Brain

A stand-up hour that examines what it’s like to see the world through cum-tinted glasses, from Eric Barry. Booking

Becoming Chavela

Mexican singer Chavela Vargas pushes hot topic buttons including gender issues, gay rights, immigration and Mexican culture in this docu-cabaret performance of Chavela’s life and music. Booking

Dan Tiernan: Cherub

Dan Tiernan is a gay, Mancunian, dinner lady with dyspraxia but he’s also the sweetest little angel that ever lived in this stand-up comedy show. Booking

Existential Queer

Queer comedy hosted by award-winning comedians Kate Martin and Daniel Foxx. Booking

The LOL Word

The queer women, trans and non-binary stand-up sensation The LOL Word is back, with Chloe Petts, Jodie Mitchell, Shelf and special guests. Booking

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Singer/songwriter Angela Bra invites you to share in her words of wisdom in an hour of pop tunes, parodies and puns. Booking

Ania Magliano: Absolutely No Worries If Not

50% Polish, 50% Italian, 100% legend. Ania Magliano’s debut show tackles the stuff that matters: Lush, horse girls and buying a cat off Gumtree. Booking

menkind LIVE

Odd couple Mark Watson (Taskmaster) and Michael Chakraverty (Bake Off) bring their popular podcast to the stage with chats about straight-vs-gay, queerness and more! Booking

Annie and Angela’s Disco Divorce Party

Forty, single and ready to mingle; join lifelong friends, Annie Sup and Angela Bra, for a drag-infused comedy of musical mirth celebrating friendship and new beginnings. Booking

Nancy Clench: If Your Symptoms Aren’t Life-Threatening, Please Hold!

The 6’5″ towering Scottish drag legend Nancy Clench is back! Booking


I HATE NEW YORK is a gay-tastic solo debut from self-professed rage-a-holic, Tom DeTrinis. Booking

Abby Wambaugh and Bronwyn Sweeney

Funny Women finalist and runner-up share the hour in this split bill. Booking


A new comedy and poetry show from internationally acclaimed writer, performer and public speaker ALOK (they/them). Booking

Andrea Spisto: El Dizzy Beast

A show about a queer, autistic, Latinx, caterpillar on the edge. Booking

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