Every year the Comedy circuit combines to support The Free Fringe, founded by Peter Buckley Hill in 1996 This unique institution put on 8003 performances of 502 shows in the three weeks of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and aims to do the same in 2015. All these shows are free to the public and do not charge performers to play. This is the ultimate non-profit organisation. And by providing good quality free shows, the Free Fringe has become the biggest organisation at the Edinburgh Fringe.
For 2015 the benefit show will include Stewart Lee, Nick Helm, Alistair Barrie, Howard Read, Kate Smurthwaite, Robin Ince, Jayde Adams and more to be announced plus Peter Buckley Hill himself.