Venue 61: Underbelly, Cowgate

Shows at this venue in 2013

UCL Graters: Crab Salad. Copyright: BBC.

UCL Graters: Crab Salad

  • Play
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-5, 7-12, 14-19 & 21-25 Aug 2013

Graters are still the leading comedy group from University College London. Their return to Edinburgh sees the engrossing televised reunion...   Full listing

Way Back. Copyright: Bona Broadcasting.

Way Back

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-25 Aug 2013

Welcome to Beachy Head, East Sussex, the third most popular suicide spot in the world. Dreadful, isn't it? Only third....   Full listing

Impromptu Shakespeare.

Impromptu Shakespeare

  • Improv
  • 8.50 - 9.50
  • 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2013

An entirely new and unique Shakespeare play is made up on the spot using the audience's suggestions. Bursting with comedy,...   Full listing

The Maydays: Confessions.

The Maydays: Confessions

  • Improv / storytelling
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Got a secret confession? Can't contain it any longer? Tell the Maydays! In Confessions you'll see your very own stories...   Full listing

Book of Blakewell. Image shows from L to R: Harry Blake, Alice Keedwell. Copyright: Woolyback Productions.

Book of Blakewell

  • 9 - 10
  • 1-6, 8-13 & 15-25 Aug 2013

The musical missionaries are coming. Armed with catchy tunes and biting satire, House of Blakewell is out to convert Edinburgh...   Full listing

Roll It in Sequins.

Roll It in Sequins

  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

With dreams of Vegas in tatters, Heffernan & Fletcher find a way to deal with the post-sequin blues. Character comedy...   Full listing

She Was Probably Not A Robot. Stuart Bowden. Copyright: BBC.

She Was Probably Not A Robot

  • Music
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2013

Multi-award winning theatre maker (The Beast and The World Holds Everyone Apart, Apart From Us) returns with his prototype invention,...   Full listing

Tamar Broadbent: Almost Epic. Tamar Broadbent. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Tamar Broadbent: Almost Epic

  • Stand-up / music
  • 9 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Comedy songwriter Tamar was born to be a rock star. Unfortunately she was also born in Surrey. Riding off the...   Full listing

The Vanish Inquisition.

The Vanish Inquisition

  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-25 Aug 2013

What happens to his characters when an actor mysteriously disappears? Do they simply vanish into thin air or stand up...   Full listing

Meal Ticket. Copyright: Warp Films.

Meal Ticket

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-25 Aug 2013

The members of Forbidden Fruit Staffing Agency embark on yet another shoddy celebrity event. The Starstruck Magazine Sassy Sister's Awards...   Full listing

Hidden. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Hidden

  • Play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2013

A darkly comic story. The intriguing puzzle of how six people's lives interweave and unravel. They have one thing in...   Full listing

Next Door. Copyright: BBC / Zipline Creative.

Next Door

  • Play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

When Ivan Hansen's neighbour passes away, Ivan realises he doesn't know anything about him. As Ivan puzzles over how strange...   Full listing

Lights! Camera! Improvise!.

Lights! Camera! Improvise!

  • Improv
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

The award-winning improvised movie, live on stage. You choose the genre, location and title. Our electric team of improvisers create...   Full listing

Paul Foot: Words. Paul Foot. Copyright: Twist Films Morris Ltd.

Paul Foot: Words

  • 10.50 - 12
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

No board games on this lawn, baybayyy! Face the frozen ships and dance while legless bar stools finally take their...   Full listing

Ronny Chieng - The Ron Way. Ronny Chieng.

Ronny Chieng - The Ron Way

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Winner Best Newcomer, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012. Ronny doesn't want to be liked. His bold matter-of-fact stance is a...   Full listing

Thrice.

Thrice

  • Multimedia / play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Nathan Dean Williams is wrong. Sibling sketch duo Toby are worse. Together they are perfect. Witches, whingers, perverts, fantasists, simpletons,...   Full listing

Terry Clement: Din Times 8. Terry Clement. Copyright: Brown Eyed Boy.

Terry Clement: Din Times 8

  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

It is difficult to describe, in writing, exactly what Terry does... psychedelic performance art? Stoner music deluxe? Blue-collar observations strained...   Full listing

Will You Hold My Hand?. Image shows from L to R: Timothy Goose, Richard Hughes.

Will You Hold My Hand?

  • Music / storytelling
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

John Hunter (1728-1793), a revolutionary Scottish surgeon whose discoveries last to this day, also had a darker side linking him...   Full listing

Alfie Brown: The Revolting Youth. Alfie Brown. Copyright: BBC.

Alfie Brown: The Revolting Youth

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-25 Aug 2013

Today's youth: disenchanted and disengaged; our rights vanishing, we remain oblivious. Instead of submitting to criminal corporations and elitist politics,...   Full listing

EastEnd Cabaret: Dirty Talk. Image shows from L to R: Jennifer Byrne, Victoria Falconer-Pritchard. Copyright: BBC.

EastEnd Cabaret: Dirty Talk

  • Music
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

The award-winning, internationally acclaimed musical comedy duo return with an all-new array of hilariously naughty original songs. Discovered in a...   Full listing

Dirty Laundry.

Dirty Laundry

  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

Working in a laundrette, local busy body Esther has a largely mundane existence. But not today... Voyeuring through the dirty...   Full listing

Fleabag. Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Copyright: BBC.

Fleabag

  • Play
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2013

F*ck it. Today I am going to be a new person. No more slutty pizzas. No more porny wanks. Lots...   Full listing

Damsel in Shining Armour. Copyright: Catherine Bailey Productions Limited.

Damsel in Shining Armour

  • Music
  • 11 - 12
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Out of Yorkshire via Oz, Damsel in Shining Armour mixes self-deprecating storytelling, music and audience collaboration to witty, moving and...   Full listing

Shirley Gnome. Shirley Gnome.

Shirley Gnome

  • Music
  • 8 - 9.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2013

Singing her special brand of crass and absurd c*untry music, Shirley Gnome belts out original tunes about the embarrassing, hilarious,...   Full listing

The Wrong Side of the Door. Image shows from L to R: Andrew Mudie, Marny Godden, Tom Turner. Copyright: BBC.

The Wrong Side of the Door

  • 9 - 10
  • 1, 3-23 & 25 Aug 2013

The Grandees present The Wrong Side of the Door, three short plays taking the imagination on a roller coaster adventure...   Full listing

Spank.

Spank

  • Stand-up
  • 13.50 - 15.50
  • 2-25 Aug 2013

Spank! returns for an incredible 10th year with sexy hosts, awesome comedians and the inevitable gratuitous nudity. With the most...   Full listing