Underbelly's Big Brain Tumour Benefit - With Russell Howard & More

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Join a feast of the Fringe's biggest names for an amazing evening of comedy to help the fight against brain tumours. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40. All ticket sales go direct to The Brain Tumour Charity AND Underbelly will match this amount as a further donation, doubling the amount that we raise on the night.

This event sold out in 2017 and 2018.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring

Russell Howard

Russell Howard appearing at this event

Russell Howard is one of our funniest and most successful comedians. The quick-witted, cheeky and wryly observant comedian first became known when he was appearing as a regular on BBC2's Mock The Week. He has had huge success in writing and starring in his own BBC show, Russell Howard's Good News. Russell Howard’s Good News is available around the world via a YouTube channel launched in 2014 – allowing fans to watch full episodes of the show (without piracy) in countries where the show wasn’t already broadcast – and has had over 11 million views and been watched in 180 countries (including North Korea and Vatican City). As part of his Round The World tour in 2017, Russell played 10 consecutive nights at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, overtaking the record of 8 in a row jointly held by Frank Sinatra in the 70s and Barry Manilow in the 90s. Before this, the record for the most consecutive performances by a comedian was 6 nights, shared by legends Victoria Wood and Billy Connolly. 'Energetic, uncynical and, most importantly, very funny' (The Times).

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Danny Bhoy

Danny Bhoy appearing at this event

With his dry, ironic wit and his hilarious observations, Danny Bhoy is a sought-after talent on the comedy scene. Danny has a dark, mysterious edge which is reflected in his humour. 'Like a stand up equivalent of Bill Bryson. Charming and effortlessly funny' (The Herald) 'One of the most sparkling wits in the world' (The Montreal Gazette).

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Nina Conti

Nina Conti appearing at this event

Ground-breaking ventriloquist Nina is a star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, QI and HBO's Family Tree. Nina began her career as an actress at the Royal Shakespeare Company, before the genius and anarchic theatre director Ken Campbell inspired her to become a ventriloquist. In 2008 she won the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for her solo show Complete and Utter Conti. In 2010, Talk to the Hand had sell out seasons in Edinburgh, London, Melbourne, the Sydney Opera House and New York. 'Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius' (The Daily Mirror) 'A gem... funny, poignant, novel’ (The Guardian) 'I laughed until I couldn't breathe' (Melbourne Age) 'Uproariously hilarious' (The Scotsman).

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Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne appearing at this event

Jason Byrne's style is a free-wheeling, high energy brand of lunacy that takes the audience on a helter-skelter tour of his offbeat mind, helped along by his curious array of bizarre props. He has performed all over the world and has a ever-growing international following. 'The outright king of live comedy' (The Times).

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Flo & Joan

Flo & Joan appearing at this event

Flo & Joan are a British-born, Toronto-based musical comedy duo, and sisters Nicola and Rosie Dempsey. The piano/percussion pair have headlined and played to sold-out audiences across North America and internationally including Montreal Sketchfest. "If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo and Joan" – Steve Bennett, Chortle

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John Hastings

John Hastings appearing at this event

John Hastings is a comedian who has performed all over America, Canada and all the small scary corners of the United Kingdom. Since moving to the UK in 2012 from Canada John Hastings is very much in demand from the top comedy venues, entertaining audiences with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style. He is an Amused Moose Comedy Award-nominated comedian. 'Shockingly good' (Montreal Gazette) 'A strong calling card from a thoughtful and observant comic with enjoyably wry sensibilities... we're in the hands of an appealing consummate pro' (Chortle) 'He was fast, polished and had an original slant. We will hear more of him' (www.BroadwayBaby.com) 'Particularly awesome' (San Francisco Examiner). John Hastings was named in Ents24's top 20 hardest-working comedians 2017.

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  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9AG

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