Venue 61: Underbelly, Cowgate

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Underbelly Cowgate is home to some of the best talent and the best bars you can find at the Fringe. Complete with a Cow Cafe (serving up coffee, snacks and free late-night entertainment), three licensed bars and seven vivacious venues, open till 4am.

Shows at this venue in 2011

Mythbunking. Image shows from L to R: Tom Williams, Matt Lacey.

Mythbunking

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 1:10pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

Carrots help you see in the dark. The moon landing was fake. Richard Gere went into hospital with a gerbil...   Full listing

Quattro Formaggio.

Lunch With Quattro Formaggio

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50
  • 1:20pm (1 hour)
  • 4-16 & 18-28 Aug 2011

Quattro Formaggio welcomes you to our lunchtime service. Overcoming Town Hall back-handers and surprise visits from Environmental Health, we are...   Full listing

Zeus' Pamphlet.

Zeus' Pamphlet

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50
  • 2:40pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

Join this polished pentangle as they whisk you off on a comedy sketch bender of smart, satirical and sublimely choreographed...   Full listing

Luke Wright's Cynical Ballads. Luke Wright.

Luke Wright's Cynical Ballads

  • Stand-up
  • 10.50
  • 4:15pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

'The best young performance poet around' (Observer) presents eight caustic tales from Broken Britain. Let him lead you through Blighty's...   Full listing

Bad Bread: TV Times. Image shows from L to R: Simon Weeds, Anthony Craven, Tom Goble. Copyright: Associated Television.

Bad Bread: TV Times

  • Sketch show
  • 10.50
  • 5:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-28 Aug 2011

Award-winning sketch-troupe Bad Bread return with another collection of pacy and eclectic sketches. They take a sneaky peek at life...   Full listing

Joe Stilgoe - One Hour!. Joe Stilgoe. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Joe Stilgoe - One Hour!

  • Improv
  • 10.5
  • 6:40pm (1 hour)
  • 4-20, 22-25 & 27-28 Aug 2011

One of the world's finest singer-pianists, Joe is also one sixth of the hit show The Horne Section, which made...   Full listing

Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure. Copyright: Avalon Television / BBC.

Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure

  • Stand-up
  • 11
  • 7:10pm (1 hour)
  • 4-16 & 18-28 Aug 2011

Hilariously hardhitting, pure-and-unadulterated, uncompromisingly funny new show from Scotland's fastest-rising comedy star. Winner Scottish Comedian of the Year. Soldout 2010!...   Full listing

Edward Aczel Doesn't Exist. Edward Aczel. Copyright: Anglo-EMI / Hammer Film Productions.

Edward Aczel Doesn't Exist

  • Stand-up
  • 11.50
  • 7:20pm (1 hour)
  • 5-28 Aug 2011

'Britain's greatest anti-comedian' (Guardian) offers an hour of moderately amusing comedy in order to gain some television exposure (touch wood)....   Full listing

Paul Foot: Still Life. Paul Foot. Copyright: BBC.

Paul Foot: Still Life

  • 11
  • 7:40pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

The walls of Baron Ryan Carter's castle have ears and a rudimentary mouth that whispers the 23 comments of old...   Full listing

Sammy J: Potentially. Sammy J. Copyright: BBC.

Sammy J: Potentially

  • Stand-up
  • 12.50
  • 8:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Fresh from the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, award-winning comic Sammy J returns with a freshly baked tray of stories,...   Full listing

Matt Kirshen: Wide-eyed. Matt Kirshen.

Matt Kirshen: Wide-eyed

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 8:35pm (1 hour)
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Young people are idiots. Kirshen (from NBC's Last Comic Standing, CBS's Late Late Show, C4's Rude Tube and his own...   Full listing

Tim Clare: How to Be a Leader. Tim Clare.

Tim Clare: How to Be a Leader

  • 10
  • 8:55pm (1 hour)
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Overthrown your corrupt government and wondering what to do next? Love democracy (in theory) but prefer power, golden statues and...   Full listing

Marcel Lucont Etc: A Chat Show. Alexis Dubus. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

Marcel Lucont Etc: A Chat Show

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 9:20pm (1 hour)
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

France's award-winning raconteur interviews different guests every night in his own unique style. Expect top festival names, good wine and...   Full listing

Dregs. Image shows from L to R: Max Dickins, Mark Smith. Copyright: Channel K.

Dregs

  • Sketch show
  • 10.50
  • 9:30pm (55 mins)
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Fast rising comedy double-act Dregs present their debut hour of hilarious sketches and bonhomie from the minds of Max Dickins...   Full listing

Bob and Jim - Modern Urges. Image shows from L to R: Robert Dobson, Jim Beckett. Copyright: Talkback Productions.

Bob and Jim - Modern Urges

  • Music / variety
  • 10.50
  • 10:10pm (1 hour)
  • 4-28 Aug 2011

Publicly satisfy your modern urges with Malmesford's best loved old school double act. Bob and Jim's unique brand of buoyant...   Full listing

Drags Aloud.

Drags Aloud

  • Variety
  • 12
  • 10:20pm (1 hour)
  • 18-28 Aug 2011

Join Drags Aloud for a fast-paced, over the top, laugh till it hurts comedy sequel to nothing they've done before....   Full listing

Papa CJ: One in a Billion. Papa CJ.

Papa CJ: One in a Billion

  • Stand-up
  • 9
  • 10:20pm (1 hour)
  • 4-14 Aug 2011

Uncensored gut-busting comedy unleashed by Last Comic Standing finalist and India's famously irreverent stand-up guru. 'Reliable crowd-killer' (Time Out), 'Wasn't...   Full listing

The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic.

The Hermitude of Angus, Ecstatic

  • 10.50
  • 10:45pm (1 hour)
  • 4-16 & 18-28 Aug 2011

Winner Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe 2010, winner Brisbane Powerhouse Comedy Award 2010, winner Best Comedy Auckland Fringe 2011. Nominated Edinburgh...   Full listing

When Women Wee.

When Women Wee

  • Play
  • 10.50
  • 11pm (1 hour)
  • 4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2011

Daring, provocative comedy. Welcome to the unedited, uninhibited thoughts and behaviours that happen inside the female mind and public toilet....   Full listing

Wilfredo: Erecto!. Matt Roper.

Wilfredo: Erecto!

  • Music
  • 10.50
  • 11:30pm (1 hour)
  • 4-15 & 17-28 Aug 2011

An emotional musical journey with the magnificent singing superstar Wilfredo. Darling of the UK cabaret scene, Wilfredo delights and titillates...   Full listing

Spank!.

Spank!

  • Stand-up
  • 13.50
  • Midnight (180 mins)
  • 5-28 Aug 2011

Back again! Sexy hosts, awesome comedians, controlled anarchy and booze. 'This is what the festival should be about' (List). 'Comedy...   Full listing

The Late Show.

The Late Show

  • Stand-up
  • 10.50
  • 12:35am (150 mins)
  • 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 & 25-28 Aug 2011

In its ninth year, the best late stand-up in an intimate wee venue. Full line-ups at www.underbelly.co.uk (previous acts: Russell...   Full listing