Underbelly

Underbelly.

Underbelly runs two major spaces during the festival. Udderbelly - aka the upside down cow - in George Square; and the multi-level venue in Cowgate. It also has Quad Med and Circus Hub.

www.underbelly.co.uk

Underbelly's 5 venues

Underbelly shows

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly. Image shows from L to R: Mo Saffaf, Adam Coumas, Elie Kraft.

AAA Stand-Up at Underbelly

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-26 Aug 2019

Total sell-out 2005-2018 returns with a brand-new line-up. 'Comedy the way it should be: laugh-a-minute, leaving the audience wishing the...   Full listing

All In The Timing. David Ives.

All In The Timing

  • Satire
  • 5
  • 2 & 5-7 Aug 2019

Get ready for word-bending, thought-provoking, side-splitting comedy. Whether exploring the minefields of modern relationships, looking at how a post-modern composer...   Full listing

Andrew Maxwell: All Talk. Andrew Maxwell.

Andrew Maxwell: All Talk

  • Stand-up / satire
  • 13.50 - 15
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos. Andrew is known...   Full listing

Art Heist.

Art Heist

  • Play
  • 11 - 12
  • 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

Three thieves break into the same gallery on the same night. They're all intent on stealing the same extremely valuable...   Full listing

Ashes.

Ashes

  • Satire
  • 5
  • 2-3, 5 & 7 Aug 2019

Floyd Central's production of Ashes by Chris Bundy takes a post-mortem look at death and the life our remains might...   Full listing

Austentatious. Image shows from L to R: Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Cariad Lloyd, Charlotte Gittins.

Austentatious

  • Improv
  • 15 - 17
  • 16-25 Aug 2019

After sell-out national tours, a West End run and Radio 4 special, Austentatious returns to the Fringe for its seventh...   Full listing

Basil Brush: Unleashed. Michael Winsor.

Basil Brush: Unleashed

  • Stand-up / character
  • 12 - 13
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Showbusiness legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000s, 1970s (and everything in between) this one's for you. As Basil...   Full listing

Before 30. Thomas Willshire.

Before 30

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Before 30 follows Chris, a Deliveroo driver trying to make his way in the world. His previous struggles with depression...   Full listing

Bi-Cycle.

Bi-Cycle

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Whether you're a die-hard in the gym or an after-work spin class hack. If you've ever felt confused about your...   Full listing

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy.

Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy

  • Play / satire
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen. Dean joined the army, 'Danny' joined ISIS. One's from London; the other, Leeds....   Full listing

Bumper Blyton.

Bumper Blyton

  • Improv
  • 10 - 11
  • 2-25 Aug 2019

A riotous parody, chock full of innuendo and lashings of puns. The cast invent a hilarious improvised adventure live on...   Full listing

Business Casual. Image shows from L to R: Jeremy Elder, Cory Peter Lane, Hunter Saling.

Business Casual

  • Sketch show
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Winner: Stamptown Newcomer Award, 2019. Fresh off the grill, Oscar-winning comedy group Business Casual brings their debut show to the...   Full listing

Connie Wookey: Denied. Connie Wookey.

Connie Wookey: Denied

  • Music
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

In February my cousin died in a plane crash. I flew to the funeral. My plane stopped working mid-flight. Good......   Full listing

Criminal.

Criminal

  • Improv
  • 10 - 11
  • 2-10 Aug 2019

Criminal is an anarchic improv night in which four comedians (one detective and three suspects) have to investigate a grisly...   Full listing

Daniel Lobell: Tipping the Scales. Daniel Lobell.

Daniel Lobell: Tipping the Scales

  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-2, 4-9, 12-16, 18-23 & 25 Aug 2019

The 'enthralling and hilarious' **** (One4Review.co.uk) comedian reflects on his life-long struggle with weight loss. In a world that's consumed...   Full listing

Danny O'Brien: Reformer. Danny O'Brien.

Danny O'Brien: Reformer

  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up? A food-obsessing cheese lover tries veganism for a...   Full listing

Do Our Best. Remy Beasley.

Do Our Best

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Self-obsessed Sephie finds herself back in the sanctuary of the Girl Guides following the death of her Mother. In a...   Full listing

Don't Bother. Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin.

Don't Bother

  • Poetry
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

A stand-up poetry show about dead dogs, chocolate and nostalgia. Multi award-winning performance poet and alumnus of the Durham Revue,...   Full listing

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars.

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars

  • Stand-up
  • 12.50 - 15
  • 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 & 22-24 Aug 2019

The biggest, brightest comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe all in one huge show, staged in the famous Udderbelly. A one-stop...   Full listing

Electric.

Electric

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two sides...   Full listing

F. Off.

F. Off

  • Play
  • 11 - 12
  • 2-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

F. Off. As the extremes of social media kick up an unsettling and unsavoury stink, Evening Standard 'One to Watch'...   Full listing

Fags, Mags And Bags. Image shows from L to R: Sanjeev Kohli, Donald Mcleary, Susheel Kumar, Omar Raza.

Fags, Mags And Bags

  • Sitcom
  • 13.50 - 15.50
  • 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

'All human life is in shop... there's not a single aspect of it that's not covered by at least one...   Full listing

Final Cut. Image shows from L to R: John Tothill, James Coward.

Final Cut

  • Multimedia / character
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Sir Trevor Brierly - writer, director, occasional cat-sitter - was many things to many people. To his colleagues Michaelmas Crouch...   Full listing

Fix Us.

Fix Us

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

'Be strong. Keep your head up. Knock 'em dead.' Lee has autism, Zara has CHARGE syndrome and Kirsty has Cerebral...   Full listing

Flora Anderson: Romantic. Flora Anderson.

Flora Anderson: Romantic

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Ridiculously self-aware middle-class dreamer Flora does a show about trying and failing to be creative in the big city. Is...   Full listing

Foil Arms and Hog - Swines. Image shows from L to R: Sean Flanagan, Sean Finegan, Conor McKenna.

Foil Arms and Hog - Swines

  • Sketch show
  • 14.50 - 17.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-25 Aug 2019

Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato... you racist. Sold-out Fringe 2009-2018. Over 100...   Full listing

Four Woke Baes.

Four Woke Baes

  • Play
  • 11.50 - 12.50
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Multi award-winning US playwright Jonathan Caren's razor-sharp dark comedy follows four friends on a river-rafting stag party that's turned upside...   Full listing

Frog's Legs.

Frog's Legs

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

A comedy play that is almost set in the world of a 'three men walk into a bar' joke. Martin...   Full listing

Gareth Waugh: Just Me...?!. Gareth Waugh.

Gareth Waugh: Just Me...?!

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 12.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

After suffering another excruciating, yet hilarious, revelation about his weird little behaviours and ticks, Gareth has decided to come clean...   Full listing

Garry Starr Conquers Troy. Damien Warren-Smith.

Garry Starr Conquers Troy

  • Sketch show
  • 11.50 - 12.50
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Having single-handedly saved the performing arts in 2018 with his multi award-winning debut solo show, comic wunderkind Garry Starr delivers...   Full listing

Gobby. Jodie Irvine.

Gobby

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-15 Aug 2019

Bri is not who she used to be, so she's revisiting the five parties that changed her. Gobby is a...   Full listing

Hamluke.

Hamluke

  • Play
  • 5
  • 2 & 5-7 Aug 2019

'A long time ago in a castle far, far away...' The vision of Ghosty Wan Kenobi ignites young Hamluke and...   Full listing

Harry Baker: I Am 10,000. Harry Baker.

Harry Baker: I Am 10,000

  • Stand-up / poetry
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-24 Aug 2019

Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10, 000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school's Battle of...   Full listing

Hotter.

Hotter

  • 9 - 10
  • 12-25 Aug 2019

Hello, we're Ell and Mary. We're best friends and ex-girlfriends and we're bored of playing it cool. So this is...   Full listing

How To Save A Life.

How To Save A Life

  • Play
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Meet Melissa. She loves cake, glitter and she's got cervical cancer. Join us in the lead-up to her death party,...   Full listing

It Takes Three to Tango.

It Takes Three to Tango

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Frenemies Amaya, Lottie and Will tried everything to get noticed, except the unimaginable: working together. Forced to accept that three...   Full listing

Julia Rorke. Julia Rorke.

Julia Rorke

  • Character
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-12 & 14-24 Aug 2019

Jeneane Morris is here to tell you some shit about life: buckle up. Strap in. Get over it. Bring the...   Full listing

Karam Deo: Table For One. Karam Deo.

Karam Deo: Table For One

  • Music
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-15 Aug 2019

If you've been unlucky in love, nothing makes you feel better about yourself than laughing at someone else. Enter Karam...   Full listing

Karaoke Saved My Life. Scott Swinton.

Karaoke Saved My Life

  • Music
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Scotty D, a city boy born and raised in South Detroit, will take you on a journey, showing how karaoke...   Full listing

Kombini.

Kombini

  • Clown
  • 12.50 - 15
  • 3-12, 14-19 & 21-24 Aug 2019

Montreal's distinguished circus company present a show for teenagers and adults alike. Exasperated of waiting for the biggest international theatre...   Full listing

Little Death Club. Bernie Dieter.

Little Death Club

  • Cabaret
  • 16 - 18
  • 3-11 & 13-24 Aug 2019

Winner: Pick of the Fringe Award, Adelaide Weekly 2017, 2018. The darkest, funniest and most debauched kabarett club this side...   Full listing

Liza Treyger: In the Weeds. Liza Treyger.

Liza Treyger: In the Weeds

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

Liza has been living it up. Spending so much cash, eating all the food, smoking all the weed, laying on...   Full listing

Lobster.

Lobster

  • Multimedia
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

In 30 years, the cultural change in courtship has been enormous. Today, overwhelmed by technology, are we losing sight of...   Full listing

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff). Carys Eleri.

Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff)

  • Cabaret
  • 11.50 - 12.50
  • 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

An award-winning, one-woman science comedy-musical about the neuroscience of love and loneliness. Combining heartfelt tales of relationship highs, lows and...   Full listing

Monsoon Season.

Monsoon Season

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

A brutally demented romantic comedy. It's monsoon season in Phoenix, and recently separated couple Danny and Julia are spiralling into...   Full listing

Myra DuBois: Dead Funny. Gareth Joyner.

Myra DuBois: Dead Funny

  • Stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the...   Full listing

NewsRevue.

NewsRevue

  • Satire / sketch show
  • 15.50 - 17.50
  • 1-12 & 14-26 Aug 2019

This multi award-winning show is flawlessly delivered by four outstanding performers at lightning speed expertly accompanied by an on-stage musical...   Full listing

Paradise Lodge.

Paradise Lodge

  • Music / play
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

A hilarious, heart-wrenching musical comedy. Two actors play multiple roles that have the audience laughing, crying and singing their hearts...   Full listing

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!. Paul Foot.

Paul Foot: Baby Strikes Back!

  • Stand-up
  • 10.50 - 12.50
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Paul, now a fully-disqualified swan psychologist, delves deeper to discover the origins of the gay sperms and once again unleashes...   Full listing

Pits.

Pits

  • Play / stand-up
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

Part stand-up set, part kitchen-sink drama, Pits will take you on a massive Geordie bender of a night out on...   Full listing

Rachel Creeger - Hinayni!. Rachel Creeger.

Rachel Creeger - Hinayni!

  • Stand-up
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23 & 25-26 Aug 2019

Seeing herself in someone else's reflection highlights honest thoughts Rachel only admits to herself in the middle of the night....   Full listing

Sasha Ellen: Pickle. Sasha Ellen.

Sasha Ellen: Pickle

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

From disastrous dates, to ruining weddings, to causing whole islands to go into a state of emergency, Sasha Ellen chalks...   Full listing

Sex Shells.

Sex Shells

  • Cabaret / sketch show
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Fresh from their sell-out Soho Theatre run, London's campest musical sketch comedy threesome is here to flame on your parade!...   Full listing

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth.

Shit-Faced Shakespeare: Macbeth

  • Play / improv
  • 12.50 - 15
  • 31 Jul; 1-26 Aug 2019

They have toured the world, won multiple awards, broken onto London's West End, survived eight consecutive Festival Fringes and once...   Full listing

Siblings: The Siblinginging. Image shows from L to R: Maddy Bye, Marina Bye.

Siblings: The Siblinginging

  • Sketch show
  • 9 - 10
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-26 Aug 2019

Following last year's sell-out show, character comedians and IRL sisters Maddy and Marina are back and bigger than ever (at...   Full listing

Son of Dyke. Jordan Waller.

Son of Dyke

  • Storytelling
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11 Aug 2019

Following a sell-out, five-star run at Vault Festival in London, ]f]Son of Dyke[/l] is the hilarious true story of a...   Full listing

Spank!.

Spank!

  • Variety
  • 15.50 - 16.50
  • 2-25 Aug 2019

Spank! returns for an incredible 16th year with hilarious hosts, awesome comedians and gratuitous nudity. Showcasing the most exciting comedy...   Full listing

Splash Test Dummies.

Splash Test Dummies

  • 11.50 - 12.50
  • 3-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish-splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers...   Full listing

Stamptown Comedy Night. Image shows from L to R: Zach Zucker, Viggo Venn.

Stamptown Comedy Night

  • Absurdist / variety
  • 10
  • 8, 15 & 22 Aug 2019

Sold-out run: Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2019). Sold-out run: Edinburgh Fringe (2018). A raunchy, chaotic, and full-on trainwreck, [l]Stamptown Comedy...   Full listing

Sunshine.

Sunshine

  • Play / clown
  • 9 - 10
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Don't forget to bring a towel! Award-winning Children's Theatre Company Stickyback present a 5 star comedy for all the family....   Full listing

Superstar. Nicola Wren.

Superstar

  • Storytelling
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

From a very young age, Nicola has been determined to prove to her four older siblings, and the world, that...   Full listing

The Dance of Hands.

The Dance of Hands

  • Play
  • 5
  • 3-5 & 7 Aug 2019

Lloyd is the cameraman at Channel 7 News in Northern Michigan. Debbie is the attractive new anchor. The only way...   Full listing

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black.

The Three Deaths of Ebony Black

  • Storytelling
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 31 Jul; 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

A critically acclaimed puppet musical, inspired by a neuroscientist. 'There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases...   Full listing

The Wrong Ffion Jones. Ffion Jones.

The Wrong Ffion Jones

  • Play
  • 10 - 11
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Once famed for coal, copper and steel production, Wales's industry has now ground to a halt. All that's left to...   Full listing

Ticker. Tom Machell.

Ticker

  • Play
  • 10 - 12
  • 1-12 & 14-25 Aug 2019

Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. But Spencer's life is...   Full listing

Totally Plucked. Simon Wright.

Totally Plucked

  • Clown
  • 9 - 10
  • 16-25 Aug 2019

Hello sweetie! Get ready for a new sense of comedy and performance which, together, produce a raw and physically engaging...   Full listing

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour.

Two Hearts: The Comeback Tour

  • Music / satire
  • 10 - 11
  • 2-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Last year... they came to Edinburgh. This year... they've come back. It's a comeback. NZ's most bombastic musical comedy duo...   Full listing

Werewolf: Live. Jon Gracey.

Werewolf: Live

  • Game show
  • 10 - 11
  • 31 Jul; 1-11, 13-14, 16-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Your favourite Fringe comedians lie, manipulate and backstab as they try to uncover the murderous werewolves in this fresh take...   Full listing

Will Adamsdale: Facetime. Will Adamsdale.

Will Adamsdale: Facetime

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 11 - 12
  • 31 Jul; 1-13 & 15-25 Aug 2019

He won the 2004 Perrier Award in 2004 but, lets face it, he's hardly kicked on has he? This show...   Full listing

YUCK Circus.

YUCK Circus

  • Variety
  • 13.50 - 15.50
  • 3-6, 8-11, 13-18 & 20-24 Aug 2019

Winner: Top-tier Fringe World Martin Sims Award 2019. Winner: Adelaide Tour-Ready Award 2019. Winner: Best Circus Fringe World Weekly 2019....   Full listing

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop. Image shows from L to R: Viggo Venn, Zach Zucker.

Zach & Viggo: Thunderflop

  • Clown / absurdist
  • 10
  • 9-10, 16-17 & 23 Aug 2019

Winner: Best Comedy at Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award (2017). Winner: Best Comedy at Brighton Fringe (2016). Following three international tours...   Full listing