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The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Ballroom: AUG 4-22, 24 at 01:00 (60 min) - Free


Alternative Comedy It’s Downstairs! is Leeds’ infamous, illicit alternative comedy night, known for packing basements full of comedy fans and putting on events that border on fever dreams. Come downstairs and join our cult. Expect music, silly games, and mad traditions, as each event strives to bring you the best in alternative talent, new and old. Bringing alternative comedy to all aspects of the night, you will see first 5’s, return guests, and even a house band (Ella-Jean).

A.C.I.D! tested the waters of the fringe last year, hosting several shows as part of The HalliGalli hour. We are back for more madness with a full run, performing every night (except Wednesdays, we don’t do Wednesdays).

With previous guests including:

Lois Mills, Winner - Sketch Off, Leicester Square Theatre, 2018; Finalist - Great Yorkshire Fringe new act competition, 2018

Seán Morley, Semi-finalist - BBC New Comedy award, 2015 and 2016

Michael Brunström, Winner - 2015 Malcolm Hardy Award for comic originality

Andy Barr, Tim Key’s Pick of the Fringe, 2017