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32 Below

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

32 Below

Fringe Venue 442 - Click here for map
32b West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DD. Phone: 0131 667 7533
Food  Wifi  Licensed  Air Conditioned
Open from 11:00 to 03:00
All ages until 6pm, then 18+ only

32 Below and sister venues The Counting House and Pear Tree form a complex featuring shows in three performance spacesand a huge outdoor courtyard. 32 Below is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of the venues in George Square and Bristo Square

Pay What You Want: This year our shows in venues are ticketed, so you should book a ticket to guarantee entry - this is because of restricted capacities, COVID restrictions, and so we can keep you as safe as possible. Pay What You Want means you donate to a show in advanced for this ticket and you know you can get in. You can still turn up at the venue for free, and donate at the end of the show - but we recommend getting tickets this year to make sure you get in.

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Little Cellar

3AM Brain

3AM Brain

Comedy

3AM Brain

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 19:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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It's all smooth sailing until 3AM. Then the brain has its revenge. ...


Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

Angela Bra: Life Lessons

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-14 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Singer/Songwriter, rising star on social media and part-time primary school music teacher, Miss Angela Bra, invites you to share in her words of wisdom as an international online super sensation in the making. Essex through and through, Angela is 32 and has been for many years. Living with her cats Pinot and Grigio, she styles herself as a the authentic voice of real people, tackling such heady subjects as minimalist cooking (good), dating (bad) and local board game groups (could go either way.) Linking these, and their effectiveness in establishing her as a global mega-brand, she shares ...


Daphna Baram: Out and About

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Comedy

Daphna Baram: Out and About

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 at 13:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Crawling out of Covidworld into the elusive sun, Daphna Baram examines what's left, what's ahead and what has gone for good and realising, much to her horror, that she is not the same, either. * * * * * "Masterful" (Bunbury Magazine); * * * * "Amazing" (The Wee Review); * * * * "Wonderful and hilarious" (Broadway Baby) "Fascinating" (Chortle)...


Daylight

Daylight

Theatre

Daylight

Theatre

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 15-28 at 11:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

In a steel-lined basement on a near-future Thursday morning, Conor and Julia are waiting for the world to end. Julia has spent her life plagued by visions of darkness, and today is the day when, according to one of her dreams, Britain will be wiped out by a nuclear strike. No one but Conor has ever believed her. They have prepared to spend years underground together, waiting for the radiation to clear and dreaming of the world they will rebuild when they emerge. But as the moment of truth draws nearer doubts begin to creep into the airless room with them. Can they trust each other and them...


DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

Comedy

DON'T MAKE ME HATE YOU

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-14, 16-22, 24-28 at 14:30 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Maureen Langan doesn’t want to hate people; they make her hate them. Langan uses her quick wit and hysterical outrage to lambast politicians, reality stars, hipsters, cougars, and the easily triggered.  “Should not be missed!” —Stagebuddy "Killer sense of humor!” —SF Examiner "Laugh-out-loud hilarity!" —Daily Business, UK “I adore her and you will, too.” —Alan Zweibel, Original SNL Writer & Tony Award-Winning Playwright ...


Eh! Comedy Tour

Eh! Comedy Tour

Comedy

Eh! Comedy Tour

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 23:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Two internationally touring Canadian comedians, Andrew Packer & Jacob Balshin, perform a blend of stand up & musical comedy with an emphasis on improvised crowd work. The two form a unique connection with audiences, humorously divulging more and more about themselves as they discover the personality of each crowd. The result is a deeply personal stand-up show from two of Canada's finest young comedians. Together their comedy has amassed over 250K followers and 50 Million views on Youtube, Instagram & TikTok....


Hard Knock Life

Hard Knock Life

Comedy

Hard Knock Life

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 17-28 at 20:30 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

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A split hour of comedy from two southern acts trying to make it in the no-nonsense northern comedy scene. Dom Hatton-Woods talks about having an alcoholic father, living in a student house and being too polite with past girlfriends. While Alex Camp blends stand-up about his past life as a musician with songs about Covid babies....


Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Comedy

Kirsty Munro: Sexcapades

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-16 at 20:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Kirsty Munro talks about naughty stuff, overshares and gets saucy. Asking the important questions of a modern day feminist like: Hairy or Bald Fanny? Am I too wasted to do a slut drop? If I have a baby at 40 will I still be a MILF? "Fantastically Funny" Arts In Magazine. "Feisty, Funny and Dirty" FD2D Magazine. ...


Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Comedy

Late Night Comedy Death Camp

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 01:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Henry Ginsberg presents a possibly anarchic, probably slightly depraved and almost certainly alcohol-fuelled showcase of the best stand-up comedy at this year's Fringe. Hopefully, everybody makes it out alive!...


Little Drummer Boy

Little Drummer Boy

Comedy

Little Drummer Boy

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 12-20 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Little Drummer Boy - It’s not easy being one of four kids, especially when you’re the youngest and the thickest….. but maybe as you’re always the last sibling to do anything you look for something different, a way of standing out, putting your head about the sibling parapet (which would be a great name for a band) That’s what I did, from as young as I can remember I loved the drums -from as long as I can remember I was just hitting things, pencils with balls of blu tac on the end (other sticky substances for attaching posters to walls are available) cardboard boxes and old ice cream container...


Matt Hobs: Follow the Science

Matt Hobs: Follow the Science

Comedy

Matt Hobs: Follow the Science

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 21-28 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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When you follow the science, you don't know where you'll end up. Join Matt on his journey as he rediscovers his love of science. Matt did a PhD in biochemistry and believed he'd make a difference in science, but Matt and science drifted apart. This show is about falling back in love with science. Finding the joy in discovery in the weird and wonderful truths of science rather than frustrating reality of life in a laboratory. It's for those who want to laugh and learn. Matt Hobs returns to the Fringe after his successful 2019 debut solo show 'Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)' at last ye...


Not Angry, Just Disappointed!

Not Angry, Just Disappointed!

Comedy

Not Angry, Just Disappointed!

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-11 at 17:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A COMEDY SHOW ABOUT PARENTHOOD Rachel Morton-Young and Colin Etches muse over the joys of parenthood; the highs, the lows, the irritations and the chaos. Observational, witty and relatable, this show is a must-see for parents, aspiring parents or indeed anyone who has ever had a parent! COLIN ETCHES: Often described as a force of nature, Colin’s diverse routines move back and forth between cutting observations on topics such as religion, conspiracy theories and relationships to more personal confessions about his neurodiversity. Audiences lean into Colin’s set, drawn in by his boyish char...


The Kids of Canada

The Kids of Canada

Comedy

The Kids of Canada

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 22:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The Kids of Canada is a stand-up comedy show featuring three of Canada’s best young comedians! After two long years of pandemic restrictions, these three 20-somethings from the far-away, exotic land of Ontario, Canada are more than ready to laugh and party with you in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! This show will feature: Ben McKay: At the ripe age of twenty-two, Ben has already accomplished a great deal in his comedy career. His goofy tone and unique perspective have been winning over crowds at comedy clubs, colleges, and bars all over the country. He has been featured ...


Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Comedy

Tom Lawrinson: Cheeky Monkey

Comedy

32 Below / Little Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 16:00 (45 min) - Pay What You Can

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Tonight Matthew I want to be, Tom Lawrinson. Don't we all! Tom Lawrinson (that guy from tiktok) performs an hour of stand up comedy. Hubba-Hubba! Let's fall in love with each other as i tell you all about myself, from living in a car, working at a stables to meeting my future self. I guarantee you a good time. Millions and Millions of views on TikTok and Instagram. Quotes: "Wonderful, If slightly horrific!" Jon Ronson "A creative mind full of weird, wonderful and completely unexpected punchlines. So much so that he leaves tears running down the faces of the audience" TicketAre...


Main Cellar

A Bookish Comedy Show

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

A Bookish Comedy Show

Cabaret

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-15, 17-28 at 15:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” – Terry Pratchett ★★★★★ - Dircksey Magazine ★★★★1/2 - Fourth Wall Media ★★★★ - Glamadelaide ★★★★ - Tulpa Mag “a collaboration of world class comedians talking about everything book related” – Westerly Magazine After an extended break the book-themed comedy hit is back for its third time at Edinurgh! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everythi...


Aidan Jones - Taco

Aidan Jones - Taco

Comedy

Aidan Jones - Taco

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 21:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

My nickname is Taco – the first girl I ever kissed thought I looked Mexican. I'm Colombian actually. My Mum was backpacking in South America when she was 22, came home and found out she was pregnant. In September 2019 I met my biological father for the first time. It got heaps of likes on Instagram, so I've written a show about it. “This is an unmissable chance to chuckle with one of the most clever young minds on the Aussie comedy circuit.” - The West Australian “Irreverent, wild and most importantly, funny. Taking serious and personal topics, and effortlessly turning them into jokes is...


Alcohol Is Good For You

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

Alcohol Is Good For You

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 17:00 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Join us for a drink & another hour of non-stop inebriated laughter! Same spirited show but with all new faces performing stand up and sharing their best drunken comedic tales! If they cant make you laugh I guess you weren't drunk enough. Sold out Edinburgh Fringe 2016-19. Hosted by Kyle Legacy "5 Beers! A must see event" The Bartender "One of the best stand-up comedy shows I've seen in my life" ★★★★½ Tulpa Magazine "Comedy working at all sorts of social and cultural levels" Fringefeed 2021 ...


Comedy for the Curious

Comedy for the Curious

Comedy

Comedy for the Curious

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-14, 16-28 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Comedy for the Curious is a comedy panel show with a science twist. Each show comprises of three very different stand-up comedy sets all around the topic at hand. Award Winning host Robyn Perkins (4 Stars, Chortle) uses science comedy to explore the theme while the guest comedians take a more light-hearted (and non-science) approach. The show then weaves in hysterical, personal (and often revealing!) chat while exploring the subject further and wraps up with an outrageously silly game! Don't miss this unique format where curiosity and stand-up comedy are combined. The chat and stand-up sets ...


Comedy Striptease

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

Comedy Striptease

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 00:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

The best, most daring stand up comedians from the festival showcase their skills but If they cant make you laugh... then they must Strip! Come along for an hour of high-caliber comedy mixed up with loose, wild & sexy late-night antics. Sold Old Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Hosted by Kyle Legacy!...


Frighthouse Presents: The Wheel of Misfortune

Frighthouse Presents: The Wheel of Misfortune

Theatre

Frighthouse Presents: The Wheel of Misfortune

Theatre

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 16-22, 24-28 at 18:30 (50 min) - Pay What You Can

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The Ringmaster returns to present some more darkly quirky tales of the surreal and macabre. Inspired by such shows as Inside no 9 and Creepshow. New writing presented by local creatives using Theatre and multimedia. A show for fans of the horror genre written by fans of the Horror anthology Genre. ...


Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 14:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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AUG 15 at 20:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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One of London's hottest club comes up to Edinburgh to showcase their favourite acts at The Fringe. Its a great way to plan and discover what shows to see at the Fringe, as well as an excellent stand alone show. ...


Lemon Party

Lemon Party

Comedy

Lemon Party

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-28 at 23:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Multi award-winning comedian Dan Tiernan hosts a late stand-up comedy show like no other. Joining him is a line up of his mates, who also happen to be some of the greatest comedians that have ever walked the face of the earth. Expect a wild hour of raucous, rowdy, limoncello-fuelled stand-up comedy. 'Raucously entertaining' (The Guardian) 'Dan is the most exciting talent to emerge from the north recently, born funny' (Frog and Bucket Comedy Club), as seen on Rosie Jones's Disability Comedy Extravaganza (Dave), Best Newcomer Nominee (Chortle.co.uk) and North West Breakthrough Act of the Year....


Life Drawing With a Comedian

Life Drawing With a Comedian

Comedy

Life Drawing With a Comedian

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-28 at 12:30 (50 min) - Free & Unticketed

Just turn up at the venue, entry is first-come, first-served for everyone. Donations at the end of the show

Life drawing meets comedy! That's right, if our jokes don't make you laugh our poses will. We've enlisted the funniest comedians as models to do stand up as you sketch and laugh. Model/ comedians differ in size, shape, and humour each week. Drawing material is provided if you don't have your own. Hosted by Kyle Legacy. "Break out your inner Picasso, laugh at the funniest comedic talents" ★★★★★ Fourth Wall Media, 2020 "hilarious" ★★★★ Fringe Feed, 2020...


Rebels Without Applause

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

Rebels Without Applause

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 4-15 at 18:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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Rebels without Applause is an hour of Stand Up Comedy from 3 up and coming Comics. Jonnie Smith, Ed Thorn and Luke Terry. Fresh off the back of a sell out run at the Edinburgh fringe 2021 and received praise from both audiences and critics. ...


Rope-A-Dope

Rope-A-Dope

Comedy

Rope-A-Dope

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 21-28 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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ROPE-A-DOPE By TERRY O’NEILL “Boxing has become America’s tragic theatre.” - Joyce Carol Oates “A good boxer is an artist. ...Boxing is existential.” - Norman Mailer "I think he took too many punches to the head." - Neil McCormack IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRELANDS NATIONAL THEATRE- THE ABBEY, WE BRING YOU THIS HIGHLY ORIGINAL, CROSS-GENRE PERFORMANCE PIECE - DRAWING UPON STAND-UP COMEDY, THEATRE & MUSIC ... EXPLORING ONE MAN’S JOURNEY INTO THE ART, BEAUTY AND VIOLENCE OF THE BOXING RING. TERRY O’NEILL is a rare performer - a consummate actor and stand-up c...


Sketch Up!

Sketch Up!

Comedy

Sketch Up!

Comedy

32 Below / Main Cellar
AUG 5-15, 17-20 at 11:00 (60 min) - Pay What You Can

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A smorgasbord of radio sketches, performed live. Witty, intelligent and irreverent, we take a sideways glance at modern living. If you like John Finnemore, you’ll love “Sketch Up!” As heard on BBC Upload. **** “A delight...with bite!” The Phoenix Remix.***** "Deliciously witty. Rachel E. Thorn is a brilliant writer." Alistair McGowan. Written and presented by Rachel E. Thorn. Rachel’s sketch comedy has been performed by top impressionists including Alistair McGowan, Rory Bremner and Josh Berry. She has written for the BBC’s Dead Ringers, Newsjack and Breaking The News. Her acting work inc...