Edge of Time
Lover, Fighter, Rapper, Writer (WIP)
MAN: A One-Woman Show
Martin Angolo: Idiot Wind
Maria Telnikoff: All the Men Are Going to Hate Me
Mitch Benn: The World's Cleverest Idiot

Join us from July 31 - Aug 26 2024

Diary of a Gay Disaster

Musicals and Opera

Diary of a Gay Disaster

Ellis wakes up in a turbulent fever dream created by the Gods of Sapphic Desire. Mia and Finlay, self-proclaimed expert angel dykes, say she's expected to "reflect" on her life or some crap like that. One magic diary and twelve comical tunes later, these three hot queers learn something important: being a disaster is not a unique talent, it's just embarrassing. Oh well, at least there are sexy togas! Don't miss the debut of this new musical comedy show, featuring a disconcerting amount of oversharing despite the fact that literally nobody asked. Robyn Lexi - Director Olivia Zacharia - Musical Director Hannah Sands - Dramaturg Iona Bremner - Producer Roly Botha, Cerys McKenna, Jonny Simon - Arrangements Roly Botha & James Ladds - Music Production Talya Soames - Cast (Mia) Kip Jackson - Cast (Finlay) Rachael Mailer - Cast (Ellis)

1 - 25 August 2024, 10:10 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Is This Thing On?

Theatre

Is This Thing On?

What's better, sad songs or sh*tty poetry? Meet flatmates Mary and Liz, one a musician and the other a poet, as they battle over integrity, ownership, the spotlight and whose turn it is to buy the freaking toilet roll. As their friendship reaches boiling point, one fateful open-mic night forces them to confront each other over whose right it is to tell someone's story. This two-hander dramedy blends stand-up, song, spoken word, rap and storytelling. This co-production marks MissMatch's debut into the theatre scene with the show already being praised as 'full of humanity, heart, and humour' (MancMade Productions). As well as being So La Flair's well anticipated return from their sparkling tour of 'How To Keep Up With The Kardashians' (2022) which celebrated them as the 'company worth watching' (British Theatre Guide).

1 - 25 August 2024, 2:25 pm

Underbelly Cowgate

Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Comedy

Grace Jarvis: Oh! The Horrors!

Oh! The Horrors! is Grace's third solo comedy hour. Once again under the masterful direction of cult favourite, Laura Davis, Jarvis is returning to Edinburgh with a show that is loaded with her trademark whimsical social commentary and endearing personal anecdotes. 'Outwardly winsome and internally complex, Jarvis is a delight' (Scotsman). 'Hilarious, stinging and outrageously dark' (Reuben Kaye).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

How to Catch a Book Witch

Children's Shows

How to Catch a Book Witch

Kira loves reading. Visiting the library is her favourite. But why are words disappearing from the books and where have all these book monsters come from?! Could there be a Book Witch hiding somewhere? Graham Grey plans to knock down the library to make way for a car park! Join Kira and Barry the Bookworm on this heartwarming adventure to save the day. An open-hearted show aimed at children ages 4+ exploring the importance of libraries and sharing stories. Featuring live music, puppetry, storytelling, key-word signing and captions. Enhanced Performances: Captioned Performances - All Performances 31st July - 18th August Relaxed Performances - 13/08/2025 Audio Described Performances - 05/08/2024 and 12/08/2024  Touch Tours -  05/08/2024 and 12/08/2024 (Doors open 10 minutes early)

31 July - 18 August 2024, 11:30 am

Underbelly Bristo Square

James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son

Comedy

James Barr: Sorry I Hurt Your Son (Said My Ex to My Mum)

James Barr fearlessly tackles the aftermath of an abusive relationship in an hour of trailblazing stand-up. Courageous storytelling as James overcomes the chaos of a brutal breakup, from surviving online abuse from Piers Morgan's fans to cancelling a Flamingo adoption at his local zoo. After two smash-hit, critically-acclaimed runs, James returns to Edinburgh. Trailblazing stand up hour co-directed by Madeleine Parry (Director, Nanette Netflix Special)  'A masterclass in queer storytelling' ★★★★★ (Metro). As heard daily on Hits Radio.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 5:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Knight, Knight

Comedy

Knight, Knight

A knight pulls a sword from a stone and, as the prophecy foretold – becomes king. No, not that king. Another one. Totally different one. This one is in love with his horse. A clown tale of courage, duty, determination, brotherhood (shoutout to the round table!), grief, and most of all, horses. A wild romp through a medieval world you thought you knew. A ye olde show brought to you by Madeleine Rowe. Madeleine Rowe (they/them) is a clown, artist, and teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Madeleine recently sold out a run of their clown solo show Honey, I’m Home at Open Eye Theatre. Other theatrical credits include clown opera, Orpheus in the Underworld -a Spymonkey co-production at the Vienna Volksoper- as well as shows with Four Humors, Clarence Brown Theater, and Yellow Tree Theater. Madeleine’s training includes renowned clown teacher Philippe Gaulier, acclaimed British comedy troupe Spymonkey, MFA Actor training from the University of TN, and a BA in performance from Augsburg University.

31 July - 26 August 2024, 8:50 pm

Underbelly George Square

Anesti Danelis: Artificially Intelligent

Comedy

Anesti Danelis: Artificially Intelligent

With nearly 1 million followers and over 400 million views online, musical comedian Anesti Danelis brings you his new comedy special. Feeling lost in life, he asked ChatGPT to write a show based on his life and this is what we got... 'Brilliant blend of sharp wit, optimism, and perfectly dark humour' ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine).

31 July - 25 August 2024, 2:15 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

George Lewis.

Comedy

George Lewis: The Best Thing You'll Ever Do (WIP)

Now he’s warming up for a brand-new tour by bringing his show to Edinburgh. It won’t just be about parenting though, because he has done loads this year. He’s bought a new hoover, watched some more stuff on Netflix… loads. Between #makingmemories with his kids, George has appeared on The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central Live, written a best-selling book, and has supported Romesh Ranganathan, Tom Allen, Russell Kane and Josh Widdicombe on tour.

19 - 25 August 2024, 6:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Harry Stachini: Grenade

Comedy

Harry Stachini: Grenade

Most of us are carrying honesty grenades. Some are small, like farting in a lift and owning up to it. But some are truly massive. Harry’s was medium to large and once he pulled the pin; it destroyed an eight-year relationship, a mortgage and a blue whippet. Relationships, family dynamics and his years spent teaching future serial killers are all brought under the comedy spotlight in this show. Stachini serves up an hour of relatable, honest, and hilarious stand-up, shining a light on the Grenades that we all carry. Harry Stachini’s stand up and crowd work clips have amassed millions of views across his social media. He's established a reputation as an exciting young comedian with an impressive easy-going style. His warm and friendly stage presence comfortably leads us through hilarious and skilful storytelling which is beyond his years. He regularly performs at the UK’s finest comedy clubs and festivals and has also performed overseas in both Asia and Europe. 'A must-see act... compelling, inventive storytelling' (Spotlight Comedy Club) 'Well observed characterisations and anecdotes' (The Skinny) 'Belly-achingly funny' (I Love Manchester) 'Hotly tipped funnyman' (Manchester Wire)

31 July - 26 August 2024, 5:45 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Joe McTernan: Lost

Comedy

Joe McTernan: Lost

After a complete sell-out run in 2023, the Scottish comedian and viral sensation who has 50+million views online is back with a brand-new show or even a brand-new Joe. Single for the first time in 10 years, join Joe for a high-energy, hysterical look at trying to move on after your route is diverted. As seen on BBC's The Comedy Underground and Edinburgh Unlocked, and co-creator of the online (Scottish Comedy Award-winning) sitcom MUFF alongside Daniel Sloss. 'I was crying with laughter pretty much throughout the entire performance' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

31 July - 26 August 2024, 6:50 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Comedy

Kelly McCaughan: Catholic Guilt

Does daddy Jesus's naked body on the cross make you wet? This show will. Seriously, there's water. So, put on your waterproof panties and get ready to unpack everything from losing your virginity in the most holy way, to abortion, to a bowling experience that leads to eternal damnation, and much more. Kelly's poignant and hilariously subversive show (Best Newcomer nominee 2023 ISH Edinburgh Comedy Awards) exposes the impossible standards of the Catholic Church. We will laugh. We will sin. But, will we make it to hell together? As seen on HBO and Apple TV+.

31 July - 25 August 2024, 10:00 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

Max Fosh: Loophole

Comedy

Max Fosh: Loophole (Work in Progress)

Come join Max as he works on a brand-new show that he'll be touring around (some of the) world at the end of this year!

5 - 18 August 2024, 6:40 pm

Underbelly Bristo Square