Gilded Balloon

Edinburgh Fringe Review: So You Think You're Funny 2018, Gilded Balloon

Now in its 31st year, So You Think You're Funny has an excellent track record at producing comedy stars. Previous winners include Maisie Adam, Ivo Graham, Tom Allen, Miles Jupp, Rob Rouse, Peter Kay, Dylan Moran and Rhona Cameron. 2016’s winner Heidi Regan was awarded the BBC New Comedy Award 2017. From 400 entrants the final featured nine acts – plus compere Zoe Lyons who deserved a prize for filling in and keeping the audience amused for longer than expected while the judges deliberated.


News: Gilded Balloon Announces Full Edinburgh Line-Up

Gilded Balloon has revealed its full Fringe offering of over 160 shows, as the rest of its programme goes on sale.  


News: Gilded Balloon Announces 70 More Shows for Edinburgh Fringe

The Gilded Balloon has announced another seventy Edinburgh Fringe shows this August. 


News: Edinburgh's Gilded Balloon Launches Winter Shows

The Gilded Balloon is to launch a winter season of comedy and theatre. This will kick off a brand-new, year-round home for comedy, theatre and cabaret right in the heart of Edinburgh's West End at the Rose Theatre.

Dylan Moran will be the first comedian in the programme. He will appear in The Basement Theatre on November 23rd, playing two dates from his latest tour, Grumbling Mustard.

Theatre fans can see  Morag Fullarton’s critically-acclaimed, sell-out show A Bottle of Wine and Patsy Cline. 


Edinburgh Fringe Review: Kai Humphries, Gilded Balloon

Kai Humphries might not be a household name, but if you live in his hometown of Blyth in the north-east, where his family runs the Punch-Drunk comedy club, he sounds like something of a legend. His show is a truly-heart-warming tale of as community pulling together thanks to comedy. And thanks to two brothers thumping the shit out of each other in the boxing ring.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Robert White, Gilded Balloon

You won’t see another comedy show on the Edinburgh Fringe like Robert White’s InstruMENTAL. That’s for sure. But then again you won’t see another performer like Robert White, who is gay, autistic and a bit of a musical whizzkid. His show is a light opera about his life and, as the title suggests, he puts the MENTAL in Instrumental. 

News: Gilded Balloon Announces New Edinburgh Gigs And New Edinburgh Venue

Edinburgh venue the Gilded Balloon will expand into the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town in 2017, with a new partnership with the Rose Theatre. This Fringe, Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre will open its doors to present an eclectic programme of over 40 productions, from acclaimed musical theatre, through drama, comedy and cabaret, to Edinburgh’s very own panto kings and Scottish-American star Craig Ferguson.Karen Koren, Artistic Director of Gilded Balloon



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