Taipei's annual Fringe Festival is a chuckle-busting event full of comedy gold. Held across city-wide venues, this is one fest you don't want to miss.
- When? 20th August - 10th September 2017
- Where? Various locations, Taipei
- Price: Some events are free - check the website for details.
How far are you willing to travel for a chuckle? Asia might seem like a pretty hefty schlep but when you see the stellar line-up and comedy greats attending Taipei's Fringe Festival you might decide to reconsider...
Inspired in part by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Taipei version runs each August and offers up a whole host of events to check out, such as dance performances, theatre productions, comedy shows and more. Whilst the events making up the festival are dotted throughout the city, not all of them are free - although the ones that aren't are certainly worth saving up your pennies for. Previous highlights have included 'Yacht Party Yah', a comedy show bursting with laughter-filled sketches and stand-up (we dare you not to crack a smile).
Over 30 different venues help to make Taipei Fringe Festival an event to remember so you can take your pick of the bunch depending on your mood. Of course, it's a long way to go for a laugh but we bet you'll come back with something far better than a suitcase full of tourist tat - months of new comedy material.
- Get there: Fly into Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA) and use public transport to get around.
- Stay: Find accommodation in the Zhongzheng District where you'll be near a variety of tourist attractions.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!