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The Stand Comedy Club

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Address: 5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: 441315587272
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Intimate purpose-built comedy club open 7 nights a week.

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Good comedy venue in the centre of Edinburgh. The Stand has comedy every night, as far as I know, with a mixture of experienced and fresh talent. There is an extensive bar, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the Saturday show after hearing such great reviews. Some fantastic comics with excellent material left us in stitches. Arrived at 7pm on the dot and only just managed to get a decent seat. If you are looking to for a seat with a table get their at least 20 mins before opening. We didn't eat but we had serious... More 

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Thank James W
Workington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we have been here twice now and love it. the food is amazing and a great range of acts. raymond who often hosts the shows is brilliant (he should have his own show)

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Thank Amy R
Fife, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic comedy, get there early before the doors open if you want a table and enjoy a great home cooked meal at very reasonable prices. The comedians were brilliant especially the host what a funny guy. Will definitely be going back again.

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Thank Alan H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good comedy venue in the centre of Edinburgh. The Stand has comedy every night, as far as I know, with a mixture of experienced and fresh talent. There is an extensive bar, and sufficient intervals between acts to keep your drink topped up. Seating is lacking, but the venue is small, so this is no surprise. I advise turning up... More 

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Thank Bonzostar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Tuesday night when they were hosting a benefit event for the Bridgit Water Foundation,Never been before we weren't sure what to expect ,the venue was small and intimate but we managed to get a seat.Sat at the front we were a little nervous as what was to follow however the compare was brilliant and engaged... More 

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Thank blewgoch
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the tickets early for a Saturday night In Edinburgh, having visited the Newcastle one regularly. We arrived early as recommended by other reviews, and the gentleman on the phone, even then there was a que, fortunately we managed to get a seat. We ordered food (two lamb burgers), which arrived quickly, and was fantastic, the burgers were think, juicy... More 

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Thank Lee180Harris
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here on Monday and booked for the RED RAW open mic night for £2 a ticket my expectations weren't that high but it was prob one of the highlights of my visit and the best £2 i spent, i laughed all night and the wee man as host just made the night for me! We pre booked tickets... More 

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Thank carlylou84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the stands free sunday lunch spot excellent the comedians were so funny, nachos were okay and it was free ( not the nachos) . You need to arrive 12.15 doors open about 12.30 show starts 1.30pm.to get a seat you need to be there for 12.30 at the latest. This is a must go for all visitors (... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have commented, we arrived early (30 minutes) but all the seats were already full. Considering we paid £15 each, having no choice but standing in a corner behind a pillar for 3 hours is a bit much. Having to move every five minutes to let customers and bar staff past wasn't ideal. At least the acts were... More 

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

Our venue in Edinburgh is our original venue and has grown in popularity over the last 2 decades. It is very popular with visitors and comics who are always keen to play here. Part of this demand is down to the intimate size of the venue. We are the exact opposite to an all-seated arena lacking in atmosphere and character.... More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the first time I've even been to the Stand and it was a fun night! All the acts were fantastic except one think his name was Vladimir something but other people were laughing at him so it must just be my taste! The food that was served looked delicious and I'm kicking myself for not ordering nachos as... More 

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

Hi, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to the Stand and hope to see you again soon. We do have a number of rules in place regarding phones, talking and making excessive noise through the show itself. These are essential so that the audience can hear the acts they have paid to see. Of course we... More 

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