Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit

Underbelly’s Big Brain Tumour Benefit

at Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh
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Join a massive line-up of Fringe stars in a raucous evening of comedy to help the fight against brain cancer. Last year's line-up included John Bishop and Aisling Bea.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer for children and adults under 40 and increased funding for research is desperately needed. All box office income goes directly to The Brain Tumour Charity. Last year they raised £18,000 from the show. Help them beat that this year!

Check underbellyedinburgh.co.uk for full line-up.

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

Featuring

Susan Calman

Susan Calman appearing at this event

Award winning stand-up comedian, writer and actress who is an Edinburgh Fringe favourite and has been on The News Quiz and The Now Show. Her numerous radio credits include The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Now Show, Dilemma, ISIHAC, So Wrong it’s Right and she has presented Woman’s Hour, all for Radio 4. She also hosted Listomania for Radio 2. Her third solo radio series, Keep Calman and Carry On, was broadcast in spring 2016. Her TV credits include appearing on Have I Got News for You, QI, Don’t Sit In The Front Row, Comedy Rocks, Show and Tell, The Matt Lucas Awards, Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You and Mock the Week. 'Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She'll make you chuckle your pants off' (Time Out). 'The high energy throughout her unswerving flow of entertaining quips and hilarious anecdotes, leaves a never dull moment for audiences… a show that shouldn’t be missed' (Edinburgh Festival Magazine). 'Confident, compact... cracking' (Evening Standard).

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David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty appearing at this event

David O'Doherty is an Irish comedian, author, musician, actor and playwright. His stand-up has won many international awards including the if.comedy award in 2008 and Best International Comedian at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival. 'A national treasure' (The Irish Times) 'Not everyone's cup of tea' (The Irish Times).

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Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson appearing at this event

A young Australian comedian whose brand of wry humour and sardonic wit make for hilarious social commentary.

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Nish Kumar

Nish Kumar appearing at this event

Since beginning his comedy career in 2006, Nish has achieved global success on the stand-up circuit with his rave-reviewed solo stand-up shows receiving huge recognition from industry and fans alike. Nish is a double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, panel show regular, and hosts The Mash Report (BBC Two) with comics Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Jason Forbes, Tom Neenan and Rachel Parris. He has also hosted BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show Newsjack. "Critically acclaimed comic, internationally famed meme & wonderfully nice gentleman, Nish Kumar is a comedian, and a bloody good one at that." (Time Out). "The affable comic expertly blends comedy and commentary in a routine that snipes unpityingly at Britain’s political class." (The Guardian). 'Impressive and accomplished... full of confidently delivered, wryly witty tales that delight in the quirks and possibilities of language' (The Scotsman) Nish Kumar was placed in Ents24's top 10 hardest-working comedians 2016.

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Zoe Lyons

Zoe Lyons appearing at this event

A comedy award nominee and a sharp and funny comedy performer who has appeared on Mock The Week. Very highly rated by fellow comedians, and regularly bringing down the Screamers Comedy Club roof. Zoe takes a sideways view of life, picking out the many absurdities and turning them into hilarious routines which she delivers with tremendous energy. She performs her diverse material with utter conviction leaving everyone wanting for more. She won the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and the Dave, Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award in 2008. 'Achingly funny... A cracking show' (The Melbourne Age) 'Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit' (The Skinny) 'Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd' (The Guardian) 'Hugely confident, passionate, energetic... she gets better and better... Excellent' (The Daily Mirror) 'Throughout her show she unleashes non-stop rapid fire bolts of vinegar wit... I defy anyone not to fold up with laughter at her show' (Edinburgh Evening News) Zoe Lyons was named in Ents24's Hardest Working Comedians list of 2018 and 2016.

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Underbelly Bristo Square

Teviot Place
Edinburgh
EH8 9AG