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32 Below (Formerly Ushers)

Laughing Horse Free Festival Venue

32 Below (Formerly Ushers)

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 four public bars, six performance spaces, dining area and a huge outdoor courtyard and barbecue area. Ushers is located right in the heart of the area most associated with the Fringe, within seconds of Fringe Central, Assembly at George Square, The Udderbelly, Gilded Balloon and Pleasance Dome venues.



Shows sorted by Venue Room

The Cellar

A Booklover's Comedy Show

A Booklover's Comedy Show

Comedy

A Booklover's Comedy Show

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 14:35 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

“The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” - Terry Pratchett After a sellout run in it’s inaugural Edinburgh season the Booklover’s Comedy Show sensation is back! A compilation show featuring a rotating bill of comedians and storytellers talking about everything book related - it could be anything from a kids book that scarred them for life to a time they partied with Salman Rushdie - whatever it is, if you like reading there'll be something for you. So if you’ve ever: - paused after reading something to take a moment and collect your...


Attention Seeker

Attention Seeker

Comedy

Attention Seeker

Comedy

AUG 19-25 at 11:15 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

The anxiety-riddled jokewriter/doormat for a famous comedian accidentally crashes into the standup spotlight and decides to stay. Armed only with paralysing fear, blind panic and jokes the comedian didn’t buy, he sets out to prove just who’s really the funny one, and the rest, as they say, is history... except history is normally written by the winners. The British-Canadian standup-storyteller invites you to experience the vicarious thrill of telling jokes on stage to tens, hundreds, even thousands of people - and then back to tens again - without the sleepless nights and crippling sel...


Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Comedy

Ben Van der Velde - Fablemaker

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-25 at 17:05 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Jump into an improvised comedy adventure with this “master of audience interaction” (Huffington Post) as he raids the library of his fantastical imagination to create thrillers, romances, ghost stories and more original freewheeling tales that have never been told before and never will be again. “Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue.” Edinburgh Festivals Magazine “On flights of fancy, he pushes ideas to extremes and displays a crackling, spontaneous energy in which we’re swept up.” Fest "His hit rate is impressive, while his in-the-moment...


Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Comedy

Caroline Mabey- Hair of the Dog

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 15:50 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Caroline Mabey’s husband/boyfriend/partner (whatever!) just quit his accounting job to train as a dog groomer. Time for a life audit. A joyously deft cautionary tale about the dangers of following your (or someone else’s) dreams, from one of the silliest people I know. As heard on the Self Renovators podcast and Josh Howie's Losing It on BBC Radio 4. Writer on The News Quiz. ’No-one has made us laugh as much at this Fringe’ – The Skinny ‘Mabey is thoroughly enjoyable company…. The slightly deranged offspring of a menage a trois between Vic Reev...


Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Comedy

Ella Al-Shamahi and Susie Steed: Gold Diggers

Comedy

AUG 1-18 at 11:15 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

When an economist meets an archaeologist for an hour of stand up. Join British-Arab Archaeologist Ella (BBC presenter, National Geographic Explorer) and Economist Susie (NATYS finalist 2019, Funny Women Regional Finalist 2018) for an hour of stand up about politics and life. Ella is "warm, erudite and funny" The Times “Susie’s message, intelligence, storytelling & humour simply boom out into the ether; spending an hour in her company is a charming alternative to doing just about anything else during the Fringe.” Mumble Comedy ...


James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

Comedy

James Cook: The Show That Literally Nobody Tried To Ban

Comedy

AUG 1-13, 15-20, 22-25 at 18:20 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

Sarcastic nonsense, ridiculous stories and crackpot theories. 'A top class comic' (Birmingham Mail). 'The most enjoyable hour' (BBC News). Tour support for Gary Delaney and Paul Sinha....


Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

Laugh Train Home Comedy Showcase

Comedy

AUG 1-25 at 13:30 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

In its 7th year, the best comics of the Fringe are brought together for this premier comedy showcase. Every show features different four/five-star comics, making it the best guide for who to see in Edinburgh, as well as a fantastic stand-alone show. The line-ups are constructed by one of London's best comedy clubs, Laugh Train Home, and sponsored by its home venue, The Four Thieves....


Lewis Schaffer is Mr. Diabetes

Lewis Schaffer is Mr. Diabetes

Comedy

Lewis Schaffer is Mr. Diabetes

Comedy

AUG 1-11, 13-18, 20-25 at 19:35 (60 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

You have diabetes. Lewis Schaffer is a New York Jewish comic. He is not a medical doctor. This show is for information and entertainment purposes only. Not to be used to self-diagnose and/or as a substitute for professional medical advice. 'Something magnetic in the tragedy of his performance' (List). 'Crass, offensive, disturbingly-hilarious' (FringeGuru.com). 'Electrifying. More than a touch of crazy' ***** (Scotsman). Winner Fringe Experience Award (given ‘to the show that provides the most memorable and extraordinary experience at the Fringe') by The Wee Review Awards. ^...


Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Comedy

Paul Foxcroft: Debut

Comedy

AUG 1-12, 14-25 at 12:25 (55 min) - Free
32 Below (Formerly Ushers) / The Cellar

PAUL FOXCROFT: DEBUT PRESENTED BY PAUL FOXCROFT It's Paul Foxcroft's second debut stand-up show! Or the first one, just in the wrong order. You decide! Paul's stumbling rapidly towards his 40th birthday and has some pretty big questions; What's the best exercise? Who are we supposed to listen to? When is he supposed to become a conservative and can it be avoided? Are there any simple answers out there that aren't nonsense? Also, how many spiders are there? (That last one isn't as important as the others, but seriously. What's up with spiders?) Let's find out as a team. And by 'as...