BBC - About - BBC Edinburgh Fringe - 2011

At the Fringe from 12-27 August 2011

Our pop-up venue: BBC@Potterrow


This year at the Fringe all areas of the BBC will combine their talents under one roof near Bristo Square from the 12th to the 27th of August to bring you the funny.

On TV and Radio

Programmes from across BBC TV and Radio will be recording and broadcasting from our Edinburgh site this year. From BBC Three, who will bring you the best in stand-up from the Festival to Radio 4, who showcase a selection of their comedy programmes (and more), including: The Unbelievable Truth (chaired by David Mitchell), Just a Minute and recordings of Richard Herring's Objective, and Stephen K Amos's Life: An Idiot's Guide.

Red Button

Throughout the fortnight, you'll be able to see great comedy from BBC Three, Radio 1, Radio 4 and the Comedy Presents team via the Red Button.

Comedy Presents

There's a twice-daily stand up show from BBC Comedy Presents at 5pm and 11pm which will feature the very best stand-up, sketch and music.


Masterclasses will take place most afternoons with comedy greats including Ricky Gervais and Warwick Davis discussing the making of their new HBO/BBC Comedy sitcom, Life's Too Short.

And for the first time thanks to our colleagues in BBC Learning we'll be running a series of Q&A sessions, comedy writing and performance workshops under the banner of The Comedy School. There'll even be the chance to show us your wit in BBC Three's "Funny in 15 Seconds" video booth with the chance to get your video seen on and

There'll be loads more activity across these two weeks and you will find out about it on the blog here or by following us @bbccomedy on Twitter or liking us at

If you want to take part in any of our events or be in the audience for any of our shows, click here to apply for tickets.

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