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The Stand Comedy Club

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Address: 5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 558 7272
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8 of us went here let the woman go in first they picked seats in front of the stage not a wise move ( get there early or u won't get a seat ) the compare took us apart taking the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
corby northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We had a great time going to the Stand Comedy Club. It's a tiny venue and because we didn't arrive particularly early, we had to stand throughout the show, but at the same time the size made the whole experience more intimate. The comedian and warm up act were both fantastic. The only issue we had was trying to book... More 

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northwest england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited here before whilst on a city break in Edinburgh. On first impression you do wonder what you've come to as its in a basement and there are no frills! But, what a laugh we've had each time which is why we return. We watched the red raw comedy. 10 acts for £2 can't be a bad deal!

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corby northants
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8 of us went here let the woman go in first they picked seats in front of the stage not a wise move ( get there early or u won't get a seat ) the compare took us apart taking the Micky out of us so funny and when the next comedian came on he made references to us we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting in the second row we were literally about three feet from the comedians. The acts were mostly clever and funny. The compare to be blunt was a crude Glaswegian. It was easy to laugh along as he ripped into the front row, but really it isn't necessary to swear so profusely and be quite so vulgar. The main acts... More 

Thank LeylandAtlantean
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to the Stand comedy clubs in both Glasgow and Newcastle I was expecting an excellent night of comedy, oh dear the first act was an Irish lady, the silence between to the slow running uninspiring material was very uncomfortable, the second was equally woeful, and the third act of the night if I remember rightly was a scouser... More 

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StandBoxOffice, Marketing Manager at The Stand Comedy Club, responded to this review

Hi Jim, Firstly let me say that I'm sorry that your visit to the Edinburgh Stand didn't live up to the expectations generated by your visits to both the Newcastle and Glasgow venues. Your views are important to us so I will be discussing your visit with our team here to look at the programming on offer during your visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of three of us went along to The Stand on Friday night (30th October) and had such a fun night! The place was packed out but had such a good atmosphere- everyone was friendly and the staff were helpful and keen. The acts themselves were absolutely brilliant- some amazing talent! Overall a brilliant night out, would thoroughly recommend... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sunday night Laugh-in is good value for money at £6, with 5 acts and a good compare. The quality of the comedians was variable - some good, others, not so, but it takes guts to do stand up and I'm not going to have a go at any individual. Edinburgh is lucky to have its own comedy club in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to a show on a Tuesday evening and it was very funny! The host was great and the other comedians were really good! We especially liked Wayne! We sat in the second row which was good because we weren't picked on! You're not allowed to move any of the chairs but it didn't really effect us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in Edinburgh and regularly see the best of Scottish stand up comedy at the stand, the gigs are all reasonably priced. You'll get to or three hours worth of great comedy. A visit to Edinburgh should always include a trip to the stand.

Thank 4leafcloveronmybrest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We got a last minute 2 for 1 deal, so was a very cheap night for us. We've been here a few times and always have a good time. Good new acts, which is refreshing.

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