Comedy Soc Edinburgh Fringe 2024!

A project by: Comedysoc York

pledged of £900 target
Help York ComedySoc bring three brand new shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer!

Help York ComedySoc bring three brand new shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer!

York Comedy Society are aiming to bring their two premiere troupes and a new exciting panel show: ‘The Dead Ducks’ Sketch show, ‘The Shambles’ Improv show, and ‘Switch Up and Mustard’ panel show to the Edinburgh Fringe 2024! 

Who are we?

York ComedySoc gather all styles and disciplines of comedy into one society and offer a huge wealth of weekly workshops and performances that range from sketch, to panel shows, improv and even stand-up. We have been bringing audiences the best comedy the University of York has to offer for 19 years - some of our jokes are older than our freshers! Over the years the society has continued to grow and improve, recognised by our award of Best Music and Performance Society in 2021, and we are really excited to keep developing York's comedy community! 

What are we doing?

In August each year ComedySoc brings 2 shows to the Edinburgh fringe to share York's comedic talents with like-minded comics and new audiences alike! The Fringe is a highlight of our year, it offers members of the society the opportunity to share and develop their talents not only in performing but behind the scenes too! We take a group of writers, lighting and sound designers, directors and producers up to Edinburgh to ensure our shows run smoothly, keep improving, and are promoted enough to get the audiences they deserve. This year we want to bring 3 shows !

Why do we need your help?

With this amazing opportunity comes a big cost, especially this year as the Cost of Living Crisis and a huge increase in rent prices in Edinburgh have made the trip massively more expensive. We have already put some measures in place to keep the run as affordable as possible, including sadly shortening our usual run by 2 week, but we need your help to ensure this experience is accessible to all of our members regardless of their financial background and to make sure we can continue to run all of the workshops and performances that make York ComedySoc so great!

Here's a breakdown of some of the main costs involved in running this trip:

- Accommodation: £10,640

- Venue Hire: £2,530

- Edinburgh Fringe Registration Fee: £705

- Props and Costumes: £200

- Flyers and Marketing: £300

Costs such as venue hire and registration fees are mainly covered by our YuFund grant. Further costs (such as flyers to promote the shows on the streets of Edinburgh, and costumes and props which really enhance our amazing productions) are paid for by our ticket revenue from our weekly shows! However, we need help covering our largest cost, accommodation! Your donations would be going towards subsidising the rent costs for our members to ensure no one misses this exciting opportunity to develop their skills and experience the Fringe! Our members will be funding their own trips with as much subsidisation from comedy soc as possible, therefore will be paying all travel and day to day costs, and the majority of their rent, but a donation from you will help us make the trip accessible to all our members, allowing our talented troupes to participate in one of the largest comedy events around. 

Did someone say rewards?

We are incredibly grateful for any and all donations, and to help share the sheer scale of our gratitude we've lined up some lovely rewards to say thank you! 
  • £5 - Solid high five
  • £15 - Custom badge 
  • £25 - Rename a dead duck character after yourself
  • £50 - Signed script 
  • £60 - Signed t-shirt 
  • £100 - Special mention on our instagram for one month (and a cheeky link to a picture of you on our linktree)
  • £250 - Shambles provide commentary on a tv show episode of your choosing
  • £500 - Honorary shamble
  • £10,000 - Rename 'The Dead Ducks' (Our sketch troupe!)

Find us here:

If you want to find out more about what we're up to, check out our social media channels!
  1. York ComedySoc: (Twitter) @ComedySoc, (Instagram) @yorkcomedysoc, (TikTok) @yorkcomedysoxiety and (Facebook) @comedysoc
  2. The Shambles: (Twitter) @ShamblesImprov, (instagram) @shamblesimprov, and (Facebook) @TheShamblesImprov
  3. The Dead Ducks: (Twitter) @TheDeadDucks, (instagram) @thedeadducks, (TikTok) @thedeadducksofficial and (Facebook) @TheDeadDucks

Help us Succeed! 

None of this will be possible without your help! Anything you can spare would mean the world to us, but even if you can't donate right now, you can still help us out by spreading word of our shows! Give us a follow on our social media, tell you friends, family, and neighbours' uncles' dogs about us and maybe give us a visit at the Fringe! Comedy soc needs your help to do the one thing Edinburgh can’t, control rent prices.