Aaaaargh! It's the One-Liner Show

Comedy (stand-up, compilation)

  • Laughing Horse @ Dropkick Murphys - Main Room
  • 16:00
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Masai Graham
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing, Pay What You Can in advance from the following prices to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show. Your Pay What You Can ticket options are: £5, £7.50, £10 and £12.50
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+


Enjoy an hour of the best up-and-coming, one-liner comedians on the circuit in this celebration of puns, one-liners and wordplay. Hosted by UK Pun Champion and Joke of the Fringe winner 2016, 2021 and 2022, Masai Graham.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: 8 steps up into the main area
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Matt Woodrow 106 days ago

Very enjoyable time hearing a bunch of comedians do their best stuff one after the other for an hour. We got 7 or 8 different acts in the hour slot I went to and they were all ace. Masai hosts it well too - it's great that he's using his platform to lift up and promote other performers.

Luke McEvoy 112 days ago

Arrived off the train at 11:40 and went straight to the one liner show. This was an error of judgement as it meant that anything said the rest of the day was expected to be punned off, and it ruined all the long-form comedy and high-art shows we went to afterwards. Genuinely though, the best word:laugh ratio we saw at the fringe and value for money is incredibly high (nearing infinity as it is in fact part of the free fringe). Highly recommended.

Mark Rivlin 113 days ago

First it was Tim Vine, then Stewart Francis, and now Gary Delaney who had carried the baton for one-liner comedy. But hot on their tail is Masai Graham whose One Liner show at Dropkick Murphys – surely the best venue on the Fringe – is rocking seven times a day with one liner compilation shows, two clean one-liner shows, two dirty one-liner shows and a Monster Comedy compilation.

One-liner gags and puns (aka ‘dad jokes’) are not your average Millennial’s tipple. But there’s more to Edinburgh than King Lear in a disused telephone box. Graham and his comedian fiance Kirsty Hudson put on shows that bring in punters who are in the mood from the get-go and in financial parlance, give audiences VFM and a roaring hour of entertainment.

Graham is the daddy of the dad jokes and his talent is up there with Vine, Francis and Delaney. The irony is that the three times he’s won the Best Joke award in Edinburgh, they are by no means the best from his extensive locker. And his lugubrious renditions of the gags enable the audience to digest the set-up in time for the punchline, and believe me, it’s worth the wait. But there is more to Graham than his gigs and comedy promotions. He’s a great guy who cares about people.

From one-liner wannabes with 10 gigs under their belts, to great comics with their own shows on the Fringe, Graham welcomes everyone involved in the genre to his stage. And bringing in prop-meister Roger Swift as the resident headliner ensures a raucous final 10 minutes to what is always a great gig.

Steve Jefferies 122 days ago

Masai is a good host, encouraging his fellow acts and ensuring that they get audience support.
Roger Swift was the pick of the bunch. I’ve seen him about 5 times now and his manic act of corny one liners using home made props has me howling.
A good hour

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Edinburgh Reviews (3.5/5 stars) 122 days ago

A cosmopolitan blend of comedians and quick-fire gags. It’s worth seeing if you want to boost your chances of hearing, live and in person, some of the top ten jokes of the Fringe.

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