The Chocolate Scot

Comedy (stand-up)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Wait till you get a taste of The Chocolate Scot! Cyrus McQueen cooks up comedy gold in this gut-busting hour! Audiences can't get enough of his rich, dark and wildly delicious takes on race and identity. His marriage to a Scottish woman, and the pressures of being Black in an America that's lost the plot have created a true gem for the 2023 Fringe. Brace yourselves: when two proud, distinct and dynamic cultures converge, you will experience the kind of comic boom that rocks your world!

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The main entrance is accessed either via an alley and some steps (appximately 20) from Cowgate or from an alley and steps down (approximately 15) from Guthrie St. Once in the venue, this space is accessed vias approximately 10 stairs
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Emma Blount 35 days ago

I LOVED this show! Cyrus was so funny and warm. He addresses real and heartbreaking subjects honestly in a way that helps the audience connect with them. There was an electric connection between Cyrus and the audience. I shook with laughter and left feeling great, as if I’d had a wonderful massage. Thanks for the highlight of my Edinburgh Fringe experience.

Ramon Robinson 35 days ago

Most Fringe standups I see either play to British politics (which often go over the heads of international guests) or go for sex jokes and scatalogical humor. Cyrus's set is exceptional because it speaks to both local and international guests and reveals his positivity and faith in humanity globally at the same time. The audience was really feeling Cyrus the night I attended his show, and those who were introduced to him through it left wanting to see his other shows and read his book.

Grace 40 days ago

Brilliant! I found Cyrus hilarious and his impressions were just so on point (particularly Charles, Trump and Obama). He came across as very likeable and charismatic and it was very interesting to hear him speak about issues such as race and identity and the differences between the US and Scotland. I really do whole-heartedly recommend that you go and see Cyrus as part of your Fringe experience!

Father of the other Chocolate Scot 41 days ago

This was the highlight of our visit and began with a beautiful meeting by happenstance. Cyrus radiates with genuine interest and charm.
The set was extremely relatable to my own situation and experience in the US. He captivated the crowd with his storytelling and exceptional voice work in conjunction with an unashamed and proud set that doesn't shy away from difficult topics.

Lisa 45 days ago

I love this guy. You get a good feeling about him just watching him perform. He is a very skilled comedian and you can tell he has really honed his craft. So funny, definitely recommend this show

Mike Lemme 46 days ago

Only in Edinburgh can you see such a great comedian in an intimate venue like this. Take advantage of that and go see Cyrus now while you can! Hilarious show. Great stories and characters.

Steve 52 days ago

Cyrus's impersonations are marvellous. He has such a talent and will have you splitting your sides with laughter at his accents. He took me back to my time in New York. Highly recommended

Paulette 52 days ago

Went to The Chocolate Scot last night and it was great entertainment. Cyrus McQueen is hilarious - didn't stop laughing. He's an amazing mimic and had us cracked up with his impressions of Trump, Obama, Morgan Freeman and others. His humour is a wonderful blend of irreverent piss-takes and incisive political commentary, particularly on the state of the nation in the US.I highly recommend this show.

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