Disabled Cants

Comedy (disabled-led, stand-up)

  • Laughing Horse @ Bar 50 - Garden Room
  • 17:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Ingenious Fools
  • Warnings and additional info: Pay What You Can in advance from the following prices to guarantee entry or turn up at the venue for free, with the option of donating at the end of the show. Your Pay What You Can ticket options are: £5, £7.50, £10 and £12.50.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    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 6 months
Venue Age Restriction: Under 18s allowed if accompanied by an adult


A revolving lineup of disabled comedians and friends present an irreverent comedy show for your enjoyment. We're not brave, we're not inspiring, we're just here to make you laugh and park in the disabled bays. Hosted by comedians Benny Shakes, who 'keeps the audience animated and energetic' (Liam O'Dell), and Mark Nicholas, 'The autistic Dave Grohl' (Sam Rhodes).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: from cowgate entrance, into courtyard and space is located off this courtyard
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 3 August, 4 August, 5 August, 6 August, 8 August, 9 August, 10 August, 11 August, 12 August, 15 August, 13 August, 16 August, 17 August, 18 August, 19 August, 20 August, 22 August, 23 August, 24 August, 26 August, 25 August, 27 August, 7 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Audience members are allowed to get up and move around during the performance and are allowed to talk and interact with the performers. The house lights are up and there will be no sudden loud noises.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

Harry Johnson 34 days ago

Very happy to have caught their last show of the fringe. A great selection of comedians from across the spectrum of disability. Genuinely funny, excellently compered, and at times informative. Really comfortable environment as a neurodivergent person too, would definitely recommend.

Eletta Rainsford 36 days ago

Very good and also very varied as each act had a different style of comedy. Worth a watch

Paul Wady 39 days ago

Cool show with some eye openingly inappropriate (which is very funny) comedians. A unique and important space. Prepare to change everything you know about disability folks. Love it.

Rabiah Coon 43 days ago

This show is truly inclusive in every way with a room that's accessible and a line up that varies daily but always includes acts with a disability whether it be physical or mental. The variety of material that occurs when people from different experiences comes together like this makes for a fun show!

Eirini 48 days ago

Very talented comedians, I couldn't stop laughing. Each one had a unique sense of humour and all of them were absolutely hilarious. I wouldn't miss this show if i were you!

Mike Parsons 53 days ago

Top quality. 3 different comedians and compere with astute observations & incites about their own and others conditions. Intimate venue and felt very honoured/privileged to be in the audience. Also able to speak to and banter with the performers before & after. Definitely felt as though we were all part of a shared life experience rather than being passive spectators. So grateful to have been there.

Ben L 54 days ago

Fantastic showcase of established and up and coming talent.

We found that it was both hilarious, and very intimate learning about struggles and funny moments from a range of backgrounds.

The hosts, Benny and Mark really led the show through well and had us frequently in stitches.

If we had had more time, we'd be back several times to catch more comedians on show.

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Neurodiverse Review (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

Disabled Cants is one of the best examples of a show created by disabled people for disabled people

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