Some of the stars of standup comedy playing Edinburgh in the coming months.
Some of the stars of standup comedy playing Edinburgh in the coming months.

Edinburgh comedy: Here are 10 standup comedians you'll recognise from television with upcoming live shows in the Capital

From intimate ‘work in progress’ shows to packed theatre gigs, here are the famous funny people set to get the people of Edinburgh laughing in the coming months.

Every August sees Edinburgh turn into the centre of the universe for comedy fans, as thousands of standups descend upon the city to perform at the Fringe.

From Graham Norton and Eddie Izzard, to Flight of the Conchords and The League of Gentlement, a host of big names have cut their teeth in the Capital before going on to find huge fame in television and film.

But comedy isn’t just for summer, and there are plenty of opportunities for a laugh in the city all year round.

There are two dedicated comedy clubs open almost every night of the year – the famous Stand Comedy Club and relative newcomer Monkey Barrel Comedy – along with theatres and events spaces of all sizes that regularly host some of the funniest people in the world.

And there are no shortage of famous faces set to take to the microphone on the Capital’s stages.

Here are 10 television comedians you can currently buy tickets to see in Edinburgh.

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