UNDERBELLY announce first herd of EDINBURGH FESTIVAL shows

Underbelly release the first of this year’s herd into the Pasture

Underbelly Head Farmers, Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood, are delighted to announce the headline shows for Underbelly’s 12th Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Tickets for all these shows are on sale now at

First of the moo-vers and shakers down the farm track that leads to E4 Udderbelly is the sensational Ruby Wax, with her critically acclaimed show:

Ruby Wax: Losing It.
At some point in our lives 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental illness... Bring 3 friends!Ruby Wax had it all – career, dream house, husband, kids, so when was the moment she realised she was the 1 in 4... Somewhere between painting her kitchen beige (again), realising she didn’t own a life manual or comprehend the contents of a children’s party bag? Ruby’s acerbic, honest humour and Judith Owen’s  touching songs are both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. This will be Ruby's first full run at the Fringe since 1987.
 E4 Udderbelly 05th - 29th Aug 16.10 (17.30) not 15th

Free Run
29 Million YouTube Views, 15 Guinness World Records, 1 Live Show. For the first time the explosive action of Free Running, one of the world's most exciting and dangerous extreme sports, is transformed into a live stage show. Created specifially for E4 Udderbelly and co-produced by Underbelly Productions and Southbank Centre.
E4 Udderbelly 03rd - 29th Aug 18.20(19.20) not 16th /22nd

Michael Winslow
The star of Police Academy comes to Edinburgh! Best known as Sgt 'Motor Mouth' Jones in the hugely successful film series, Michael is a master of vocal sound effects and a major US comedian. This is his Edinburgh debut and he promises to blow the festival away with his extraordinary mixture of beatboxing, noises and comedy.
E4 Udderbelly 03rd - 29th Aug 20.00 (21.00) not 16th

Tom Green: World Comedy Tour
You will know Tom Green as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, uproarious film comedies including "Road Trip" and "Freddy Got Fingered." He's graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on "The Late Show with David Letterman," and conquered the World Wide Web with his ridiculously popular internet talk show, "Tom Green's House Tonight." Experience one of the greatest comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when Tom takes the stage and provides non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him
E4 Udderbelly 03rd - 14th Aug 22.55 – 23.55

Frisky and Mannish
Frisky & Mannish: Pop Centre Plus
Quickly becoming one of the Fringe’s favourite acts. Following the sold out success of their first two shows with Underbelly, F&M return to Edinburgh and headline the mighty upside down purple cow. The finest musical comedy on the Fringe.
E4 Udderbelly 03rd - 28th Aug 21.30 (22.30) not 8th, 15th, 22nd

And finally, bringing up the rear of this first herd to be released to market, is Scotland's number one funny man with an all brand new show for 2011.
Craig Hill – Blown by a Fan...!
Scotland's favourite kilted treasure puts the wind in your willows! After 10 sold out fringe seasons, Craig breezes back for an exhilarating evening of pure-and-simple comedy. Sometimes wickedly procative and always outrageously cheeky, treat yourself to an uplifting hour of fun.
E4 Cowbarn 04th - 29th Aug 19.30 (20.30) not 14th or 21st

Ed Bartlam, Co-Director of Underbelly, says:
We’re very excited about this year’s festival.  New Edinburgh faces are rubbing shoulders with familiar Festival  faces and and we’re delighted to be putting a few highlights of our programme on sale early. There’s much, much more to come. It’s going to be a great year!