2016 Edinburgh Fringe

Bethany Black: (Extra)Ordinary

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Bethany Black: (Extra)Ordinary

Bethany Black is an idiot. She had two years where her life exploded; she got dumped by her fiancée and then things really went downhill; death, illness and a fractured leg followed. Broken and on the verge of giving up, something extraordinary happened. She got cast in a starring role in Russell T Davies' TV series Cucumber Banana Tofu, becoming the first trans person to star as a transgender character in the UK, and first on US broadcast television. Suddenly she's making history, entirely by accident. But what happens when this happens and you're an idiot?

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
4th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
5th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
6th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
7th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
8th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
9th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
10th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
11th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
12th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
13th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
14th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
16th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
17th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
18th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
19th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
20th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
21st Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
22nd Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
23rd Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
24th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
25th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
26th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
27th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club
28th Aug 18.00 The Stand Comedy Club

Reviews

Press articles

The best jokes from Edinburgh festival

These are the funniest lines we've heard so far from this year's standup shows.

The Guardian, 15th August 2016

Podcast: Bethany Black is back!

After a prolonged absence from performing stand up in Edinburgh, actor and comedian Bethany Black returns with (Extra)Ordinary. So what has she been up to - and why did she invite Germaine Greer to sniff her virgina?

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 14th August 2016

Fringe Q&As: Bethany Black

Bethany Black talks about her new show, Bethany Black: (Extra)Ordinary.

The Herald, 13th August 2016

Political comedy isn't dead

Serious issues are back on the stand-up agenda. Here are the Fringe's hottest topics.

Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, 7th August 2016

Bethany Black recalls her most memorable gigs

I was called 'the least professional act ever'

Bethany Black, Chortle, 6th August 2016

Bethany Black: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

Bethany Black had it tough in recent years, getting dumped by her fiancée followed by illness and a fractured leg. Then her life turned around with a starring role in Russell T Davies' TV series Cucumber Banana Tofu, becoming the first trans person to star as a transgender character in the UK, as well as appearing in Dr Who! She calls herself an "idiot" in her blurb, but this should be a smart, powerful hour of stand-up.

Laugh Out London, 5th August 2016

Stonewall Scotland's pick of the Fringe

With thousands of acts to choose from, there's something to suit every taste. Luckily we've narrowed it down to a selection of favourites - take a look at Stonewall's pick of this year's fringe:

Sophie Bridger, Stonewall, 5th August 2016

A day in the life of Bethany Black

Currently I get up at 8, or at least I am woken up then when the guys who are doing building work next door start hammering and drilling into the adjoining wall to my house. After a bit of a swear and an internal conversation about how if I go round and murder them all with a hammer, I'd at least be able to get some sleep before the police arrived, I give up on getting back to sleep as a bad job and get out of bed.

Bethany Black, Female First, 30th July 2016

BWW Q&A - Bethany Black

BWW speaks to Bethany Black about her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show (Extra)Ordinary.

Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 25th July 2016

Bethany Black Q&A - Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Interview with Bethany Black.

Short Com, 23rd July 2016

Ten Fringe stars with very different TV roles

Anyway, here are ten acts at the Fringe who you may know from other TV shows, stand-up appearances not counted.

Chortle, 22nd July 2016

Bethany Black interview

Bethany Black tells DIVA about life as a trans lesbian comedian, and what to expect from her new Edinburgh show.

Naomi Rea, Diva Mag, 13th June 2016

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