Arthur Smith: My First 75 Years in Comedy

Live on stage, Arthur Smith presents his Edinburgh Fringe Show – about the Edinburgh Fringe

Sat 26 Nov 7.45pm      Book Now

All tickets £15

“There are Edinburgh Fringe legends and then there is Arthur Smith” (Bruce Dessau, Times)

This is Arthur Smith’s love letter to the playground of the imagination that is the Edinburgh Fringe on its 75th birthday. Telling the story of this great city and its festivals and recalling some of the triumphs, disasters, love affairs and arrests of his many Augusts in Auld Reekie. Hamlet, Colditz, Leonard Cohen, Dante, dementia, Gary Lineker and the Leith Police all feature in this moving hour of revelations, songs, poems, and gags.

Announcing his new show, Arthur Smith said:
‘Ever since they chose to name Arthur’s Seat in my honour, I have felt obliged to study this
glorious city and delve into the history of its ridiculous and brilliant Festival. I am proud to
present this show as a celebration of its 75th anniversary.’
Arthur has been a comedian for a very long time and is also a successful playwright with both An
Evening with Gary Lineker and The Live Bed Show transferring to the West End. His
autobiography, My Name Is Daphne Fairfax, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Arthur is a
regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, has appeared on Have I Got News for You, QI,
Grumpy Old Men, The Unbelievable Truth and The One Show. He does the commentary on the hit
BBC series Money for Nothing and his recent book is called 100 Things I Meant To Tell You. He
also performs stand-up all round Britain and beyond. In 2008 he won the Edinburgh Festival Spirit
of the Fringe Award and continues to host his legendary and increasingly surreal late-night tours of
the Royal Mile. He spent the pandemic delving into the long and glorious history of the Edinburgh
Festival and writing a joke about Deliveroo. He is the recipient of the Bath Plug Award at the Bath
Comedy Festival and has won 2 (imaginary) Oscars.

(Age guidance 14+).