A Terrible Show for Terrible People

Comedy (clown, burlesque)

  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Iron Belly
  • 23:10
  • Aug 27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Bonnie He
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Scenes of a sexual nature, More information
  • Accessibility:
    Signed 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 2 years


Winner: Best Comedy, 2022 (Hollywood Fringe). Raunchy, absurdist physical comedy with two spoken words. For perverts, feminists and your mom (not mutually exclusive). 'Highlights include a hilarious, irreverent burlesque act performed by Bonnie He.' (StageRaw.com). 'He's Hello Kitty-accessorized, coquettish character is a breath of fresh air, as she acrobatically assaults unwitting audience volunteers in her endearing search for love' (Orlando Weekly). 'Great, clean, dirty fun.' (TheTVolution.com). Additional awards: Fringiest Show, 2023 (Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest); Craziest Solo Show, 2019 (Crazy Woke Asians Solo Performance Festival); Maverick Award, 2023 (Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival).

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 9 August, 16 August, 23 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

How and when to make an access booking

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Rebecca Connolly 38 days ago

This show was not what I expected however it was hilarious. If you don't enjoy a flirting, raunchy and audience participation for sexually suggestive activities then don't go.

I was pulled onto stage, I didn't feel uncomfortable and I had a chance to say no if I didn't as Bonnie uses her facial expressions to ask for consent for you to get onto the stage. Someone did say no and she didn't force them onto the stage.

Absolutely hilarious, we really enjoyed this show.

E 40 days ago

This is absolute one note trash. It is truly terrible. He just keeps doing disgusting things for an hour. She harasses the audience, at one point she literally shoves a man's face into her chest with no prior consent. This show made me mad. Harassment aside it's also a show that goes absolutely knowhere. There is no story so there is nothing to spoil. This is one of those shows with a good poster, a few catchy quotes and it's managing to sell out every night. Do not go to this!

Laser Malena-Webber 56 days ago

Unexpected, hilarious, delightful, charming, offbeat, and horny!

Bonnie He is an amazing clown! I truly didn’t know what to expect from this show – I’ve not seen anything like it. But from beginning to end the show is unexpected and surprising, while you are still in the safe hands of a skilled performer who brings you through a show full of twists and jokes that are absolutely weird and wonderful. Bonnie is incredibly talented and I hope this show goes many more places!

Jessica Graham 57 days ago

A really solid show that was well worth my time and money. She is a wonderful performer and her clown work is truly excellent. I would absolutely recommend this show to anyone.

Poppy Radcliffe 57 days ago

I don't know what I expected but not that! Entirely silent comedy (I was told I was allowed to say that without it being a spoiler), her facial expressions and acting skills make the show. It is both shocking and hilarious

Faria Basher 58 days ago

Distasteful sexual material aside (of which there is plenty), at one point the performer pushed a participating audience member’s head directly onto her chest. That is literal sexual harassment and I’m surprised no one has pointed it out yet. Awful, awful show and an hour of my life I’ll never get back.

Roshina Ratnam 59 days ago

A fabulous show! Bonnie He is sharp, funny, warm and endearing. Her ability to draw the audience with her cheeky, yet naive naughtiness is delightful! A wonderful performance and fun filled ride!

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theQR.co.uk (4/5 stars) 57 days ago

Bonnie He and ‘A Terrible Show For Terrible People’ will be one of the smash-hit successes of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023.

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