March 1, 2022


Today (Tuesday 1 March), Underbelly has revealed the first 11 shows to go on sale for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The stellar line-up includes the cream of the comedy and circus crop. Festival-goers can purchase tickets via the Underbelly website – 

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from the 3 – 29 August 2022 across four sites: George Square, Circus Hub on the Meadows, Cowgate and Bristo Square.


McEwan Hall

With over 500 million views online, legendary comedy group Foil Arms and Hog will be back in the magnificent McEwan Hall this year to premiere their new show ‘Hogwash’. A mix of sketch comedy, audience participation and improvisation, get ready for some side-splitting laughs!

McEwan Hall will also host Fringe-favourite comedian Jason Byrne with Jason Byrne: Unblocked. Join him live on stage as he unleashes what he does best – guaranteed, pure and utterly unfiltered joy and laughter.


Udderbelly George Square

The Amazing Bubble Man is back for a 14th year with another show of spellbinding bubble tricks to keep the whole family mesmerised. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite will return to Udderbelly George Square with his family-friendly show, exploring the breath-taking dynamic of bubbles.

Edinburgh Comedy Allstars returns to the purple cow with weekend comedy line-ups comprised

of the biggest, brightest and most hilarious comedians at the Fringe. Previous performers include a who’s who of comedy giants, from John Bishop, Phil Wang and Fern Brady to Joel Dommett – a sell-out show since 2017 and a must-see!

The Cow will also play host to The WhatsOnStage Awards 2022 winner Rob Madge for Best Off-West End Production. Rob Madge: My Son’s A Queer (But What Can You Do), is the joyous autobiographical story of social-media sensation Rob, who brings to life their childhood rendition of a very memorable performance of a Disney parade. Hopefully, this time no one will mistake Aladdin for Ursula and by all means, nobody dare to rain on it.


Circus Hub at The Meadows

Five-star Fringe favourite CIRCA returns to Underbelly’s Circus Hub with Circa: Humans 2.0 – the sequel to its internationally acclaimed and sold-out Fringe 2019 show. A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light, this next chapter of Humans is a tightly woven choreography of bodies pulsing with music. Intimate, primal, and deeply engaged with the challenge of being human.

Circus for all the family, Hotel Paradiso is the irresistibly colourful, loud, and fun show, from Guinness World Record Holders, Lost In Translation Circus. Heart-stopping aerials, stunning floor acrobatics, extraordinary juggling and theatrical storytelling combine to create this follow up to international hit The Hogwallops.


Bristo Square

Bristo Square will play host to Fringe World 2019 Best Comedy Show nominee Troy Hawke: Sigmund Troy’d! and Dave’s Funniest Jokes 2019 runner-up Richard Stott: Afterparty.


Underbelly Cowgate

Paul McCaffrey: We Go Again is a hilarious new stand-up show from the star of Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Impractical Jokers UK and Stand Up Central.

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from the 3 – 29 August 2022 across 19 venues and 4 sites; George Square, Circus Hub, Cowgate and Bristo Square. Further exciting programme details will be revealed in the coming months.


Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Underbelly, said; “The Fringe is where Underbelly started 23 years ago and is the place, we call home. It’s been a challenging few years for everyone – we deserve to laugh, dance, sing and gaze in awe at some of the incredible acts we have lined up for 2022. We are incredibly excited at the prospect of Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe being back with a bang this year!”

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