Biscuit Barrel: The 69-Sketch Show

Comedy (sketch show, alternative comedy)

  • Gilded Balloon Teviot - Sportsmans
  • 15:40
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Biscuit Barrel
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


'An excellent comedy show' **** ( 69 sketches in an hour – the speed of the internet put on a stage! The Fringe's quintessential quick-fire sketch show returns. However, a bandit has broken into the production, stealing sound effects, characters, and even dialogue. 'Best of the rest of the fest' ***** (Scottish Daily Mail). 'The hit rate of their sketches are high' (List). 'An A+ sketch show' ( From sentient self-checkout machines to an awkward reunion for the iceberg and the Titanic, it's all inside this Barrel. Featuring DazzReviews (YouTube).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Stairs or lift down to Basement level then level access and some raked seating with stairs inside performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    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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Hannah-Cait Harrison 95 days ago

So much fun, bloody hilarious, and deliciously dark comedy throughout that we absolutely HOWLED at.
Such a great, frenetic and mad cap show.
Loved it

Andrew Chenery 100 days ago

Fast and fantastic. High energy, enthusiastic and topical. Excellent entertainment!

Andrew H 100 days ago

Amazing show yesterday! Room roaring with laughter, slick and creative throughout. Does exactly what it promises, don't miss this one

MB London 101 days ago

I don’t wish to leave a negative review but perhaps we just saw them on an off day, or maybe I wasn’t that receptive, but it felt like a 5th form end of year comedy show. I couldn’t fault their energy and enthusiasm but this one wasn’t for me. Sorry.

Mark Brennan 103 days ago

Blink and you’ve missed something . Non stop . It had to be to fit in the 69 sketches. Great energy from the crew to keep going for an hour . A lot of laughs

Oscar Rhodes 106 days ago

Fitting 69 sketches into an hour is no mean feat, but that's exactly what Biscuit Barrel is able to successfully do. If you lean more towards slapstick comedy, this show is absolutely for you, but can be enjoyed by all, with laughs packed throughout.

Michael 107 days ago

I love watching this show, I've seen them before here and most of their sketches make me chuckle. A few belly laughs here and there too. The speed of delivery is so brisk that sometimes I'm still digesting the content of one gag and then we're onto the next one already! I will definitely see them again either here in Edinburgh or hopefully near to where I live.
I would give them *****. That's five stars, not a swear word.

Elliot and Meg 107 days ago

This show was pure chaos, with 69 jokes/sketches being weaved together during their hour (+10 mins!) performance. Musical jokes were their strongest, but they did include a lot of popular culture jokes within their set. Really ambitious to try and fit 69 sketches within an hour, maybe slightly too ambitious.

Alicia S 112 days ago

I've tried to see the show twice and missed out because they were sold out... Lucky to catch them today! What they achieved in an hour was TOTAL madness, but somehow seamless and very professional? A very fun and silly show; I laughed for the whole 60 minutes. Thanks guys!

Jules 112 days ago

Fast paced slick delivery of very funny sketches. Very different from anything I’ve seen before. The energy of the performers is impressive. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Seemed to appeal to pensioners and teens alike.

Jill Hunter 114 days ago

clever concept . well executed . some sketchhs better than others but all performed very professionally and some v original and v funny this is a typical fringe show . wacky and original and up close. recommend

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Get Your Coats On (4/5 stars) 100 days ago

My favourite sketch is the… go the see the show. I think the strongest performance was from… go see the show. Easily the biggest laugh was… go see the show.

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Theatre, Films and Arts (5/5 stars) 104 days ago

If you would like a good laugh please check out the Biscuit Barrel in the Gilded Balloon Teviot.

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EdFringe Review (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

'Biscuit Barrel: The 69-Sketch Show' is comforting to watch.

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