Anu Vaidyanathan: Blimp

Comedy (stand-up, theatre)

  • Underbelly, Bristo Square - Daisy
  • 19:15
  • Aug 19
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Country Not Declared
  • Group: Anu Vaidyanathan and Avani Films
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Welcome into the meandering mind of a South-Indian somebody who could be anybody. Blimp is a stand-up show about a woman filmmaker's view of the world as she attempts to survive between the words action and cut. A comic tale of a full-time mom with part-time attempts at sanity, sewing and show business. Unlearning her lessons as an engineer, when all she had to do was stick forks in toasters, Anu describes her great adventures and paints a nomadic picture of the life and times of a comedian, filmmaker and sometime triathlete.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Queuing will begin outside the venue in the Med Quad courtyard. A staff member will then escort the queue inside
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Sally MOORE 97 days ago

A clever lady, neat show, amusing and entertaining, Anu deserves a bigger venue for sure ...

darren Schwab 100 days ago

Anu put on a great show, which kept our family glued to their seats the entire time. It's funny, with a great mix about life & global cultures. Clean cut & easy to follow. Would definitely recommend.

Paula Waugh 102 days ago

I am from Scotland and my daughter-in-law is Tamil. We went to this show after watching Anu on the BBC and watching her debut hour, BC:AD last year. Her new show, Blimp, was an incredibly funny hour, hitting home with audiences from across the globe. I could see the mix of countries, experiences and cultures in the demographic her material speaks to.

Being a writer, I was very appreciative of the well-crafted jokes, the call backs to various gems that were laid out carefully in the one hour piece. Also, the work is very feminist. She questions the commonly accepted knowledge and norms and urges us all to think about how to position ourselves as women and how we then talk to our daughters. I was very moved and so happy to share this experience where I was left in splits, as was my grand-daughter, daughter-in-law and our husbands. Kudos to the artist for coming all the way and persevering with a young family at hand.

Karan 104 days ago

Was recommended to go and watch this. Throughly enjoyed her wit and humour, even as a Punjabi, and would recommend to people to go and see her.
A bigger room with more air has to be on the agenda for future shows, so give her some recognition, Edinburgh Fringe.

Rishi DaBlock 104 days ago

An unexpected gem found on the off chance by talking to the act, Anu, during one of the many sojourns up the Assembly way paths.

Her well spoken manner was one thing but for it to translate to her show was another. Chock full of hilarious connotations about certain states and people in India (one of whom she married!) along with her journey across the world, Anu's show is a refreshing antidote to the "normal comedy" one would expect to see at such events.
Her unabashed manner makes her whole act that much better and means she should (hopefully) become a Fringe regular in years to come.

Definitely worth your time to go and see her perform!

Vanessa Lloyd 105 days ago

Original and engaging show. The hour has passed before you know it. Go and see it whilst you can.

Manoj Dhillon 105 days ago

An amazing show which intertwines life and comedy brilliantly! Highly recommend to watch this show!

Anastasia Beasley 105 days ago

I had so much fun at this show, Anu is a great storyteller and brings so much humour to life's chaos and undpredictability !

Carolyn Larke 106 days ago

Anu tells a woman's story, a travelers story, a mothers story, the human story with humor. She never loses the spice of her south Indian origins but never loses the universality of the human experience. She shows how we chose to tell our stories. We can laugh or cry as we look at our lives. She chooses to laugh and have us all laugh with her. Loved it.

Anil Kandola 106 days ago

A brilliant and hilarious show. Highly recommended!

Abi Arum 106 days ago

Highly-relatable comedy! Anu has a bag of hilarious stories that will be keep you laughing and nodding in agreement. Not to be missed.

Steven Brown 107 days ago

This was my favourite show at fringe this year. Clever, witty and interesting. I would have sat there all day. She needs a bigger venue and a bar in the room so next time I can listen for a couple of hours. I would take my daughter and my fairly sensitive mother and they would both love it. If she isn’t their next year I’m taking legal action!!!

Ian Sutherland 107 days ago

Really enjoyed this show. Anu has lived a remarkable life and she tells us her story with verve and passion and a lot of laughs. Highly recommended.

David High 113 days ago

Engaging show. Anu kept us amused with anecdotal snippets from her diverse range of life experiences. A very entertaining hour.

Debojotee Dutta 115 days ago

This show is so much relatable and it was really fun. Loved every bit of it.

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