Comedy Lineup Announced For Ho Ho Hogmanay

Submitted by edg on Sun, 5 Nov '23 7.55am
Ho Ho Hogmanay 2023 lineup

This year’s four-day Edinburgh Hogmanay festival will see the return of festive comedy show Ho Ho Hogmanay on Friday 29 December at the Assembly Rooms.

The evening will be hosted by Live at the Apollo’s Emmanuel Sonubi, and will also feature Glaswegian comedian Susie McCabe, fellow Scots Larry Dean, and veteran of the Scottish comedy circuit Fred MacAulay.

“Edinburgh is one of my favourite places to perform,” said the burly Emmanuel Sonubi, who was formerly a bouncer. “It’s where I was nominated for Best Newcomer and then Best Show from the lovely people at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. So it’s an absolute pleasure to be invited to perform at the iconic Assembly Rooms where I have seen some of the best comedians of my lifetime perform. I can’t wait!”

Ho Ho Hogmanay will close the first day of Edinburgh Hogmanay's four-day programme to bring in the New Year.

Earlier on 29 December, an anticipated 20,000 people will shine a light on homelessness at Edinburgh's Hogmanay Torchlight Procession with official charity partner Social Bite, blazing a trail through the capital’s Old Town.  

Celebrations continue with Night Afore Revels and the Night Afore Disco Party on 30 December.

There are also New Year Revels at the Assembly Rooms on Hogmanay night with an all-night ceilidh and live band party with Massaoke.

Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens will host 50,000 party goers at the world-famous Street Party and Concert in the Gardens with Pulp and special guests Hot Chip (DJ set).

The four-day programme comes to a close on Monday 1 January 2024 with the family friendly Sprogmanay and family ceilidh, and First Footin’ Culture Trail in selected venues around the city.

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