For free tickets, take a copy of today's Independent to one of the venues below (subject to availability):

The Pleasance (venue 33): Pairs of tickets for the first five at the box office: 10.15-11.15pm: Sean Meo - Winner of the 1997 Time Out Comedy Award.

Pleasance Cavern: Pairs of tickets for the first 10 at the box office: 11.40pm-00.40am: Apples & Snakes At Edinburgh. Poetry from around the world

Calder's Gilded Balloon (venue 38): five pairs of tickets for each show: 8.0- 9.0pm: Tripod Are Handsome , at La Belle Angele (venue 101). 8.45-9.45pm: Danny Brown - Banjaxed, at The Honeycomb (venue 139).