Melissa Stephens: HOT DOGS & TEARS

Comedy (stand-up, storytelling)

Add to favourites
  • Assembly Rooms - Powder Room
  • 19:40
  • Aug 4-14, 16-27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: IAMA Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing 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 18 months
Dates, Times and Prices


Christmas Eve, Georgia, 1996. Melissa's newly divorced dad picks her and her teenage brother up for dinner. After an hour of silent driving, they pull up to his favorite family restaurant... Hooters. Welcome to the American South, where cow tipping is entertainment and fast-food feels like self-care. Reformed redneck and stand-up comedian Melissa Stephens presents HOT DOGS & TEARS, her darkly hilarious Edinburgh debut. Melissa is an alumni of Groundlings and UCB. She's performed at SanFran Sketch Fest, MTV's Newcomer Showcase, The Improv and Laugh Factory. 'Stephens shows off a sharp comedic mind' (

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Situated on an astroturfed outdoor site.
  • 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

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

Dates, Times and Prices