Mark Thomas: Black and White

Comedy (stand-up, political)

  • The Stand Comedy Club - Stand 1
  • 13:30
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mark Thomas / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings and additional info: 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 are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: 18+ after 21:00 but please check show listing


Hi-de-hi darlings – welcome back. Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding hope. This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing-song? After lockdowns and isolation this show is about the simple act of being in a room together and toppling international capitalism. 'You’ll leave recommitted to the fight against this appalling authoritarian government, to keep that tradition alive' (Guardian, 2021).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Stand 1 is in a basement and access is by stairs at the front of the building from the pavement. Stairs are well lit and in good condition. Seven steps down, turn 90 degrees, then two more to gain access. Staff always available to assist.
  • 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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Gayle R 39 days ago

Non stop politician bashing - just what the country needs. RIP Bernard Cribbins

Barbara Grant 39 days ago

This man is a professional - hardworking and hilarious and continues to entertain us after seeing him in several different shows over far more years than we care to remember

Will 39 days ago

Brilliant as ever

Bettys Salmon 40 days ago

Everything you expect and more! Laughed from start to finish. Brilliant.

Marcus K 42 days ago

Mark Thomas has been entertaining, informing and inspiring me since the 90's and on seeing his stand-up show today, well, he's never been better... Raw comedy with a truly delightful bit of audience participation in the middle.
Go see...

Claire Bowers 46 days ago

Absolutely spot on. I laughed for the entire hour. Genius, satirical. Just brilliant-go see him. His enthusiasm and energy is amazing.

Brian 46 days ago

12th August.

I may be biased, Mark Thomas has been my favourite comedian for a number of years.

This show pulls no punches it is a rapid fire, and for today hot and sweaty, assassination of our corrupt and useless political elite. Mark's passion passion for justice and equality provides a beacon for the rest of us to follow.

Not one to attend if you are a Tory. I loved every second of it.

Joe Swan 46 days ago

What sets this apart from nearly all other stand up acts is the sheer passion and laser targeted anger with which Mark Thomas delivers this tight, almost evangelical set. As always, he weaves comedy, satire, warmth and honesty into 60 minutes of comedic mastery. For sheer sweat alone, he is unrivalled in Edinburgh and I urge others to beg, steal or forge a ticket. Not for the Tory-hearted!

Michael Harley 48 days ago

In amongst Mark ranting he tells great stories and very clever jokes. People with Type 2 diabetes especially welcome.

Wayne Howsen 52 days ago

Clever, funny, surprising, challenging and spot on in every way. My wife’s throat hurt from laughing so much - but there is real depth to every line - came away reflecting on many aspects of the world we are living in and determined to be more active in challenging what is wrong. Highly recommended.

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The Recs (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

…experience probably the best 60 minutes of politically-charged humour on this year’s Fringe!

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