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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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Edinburgh Comedy

What else would you do in Edinburgh when the fringe festival isn't on but find a comedy club? So we did. We dropped in at around 10am on the Thursday morning and bought 2 tickets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

2 main courses, a bottle of wine, 4 beers and 2.5 hours of really good comedy. A hilariously funny host plus 4 very good acts on a Friday night. The night cost £80 for the two of us and which I thought was great value. We had no idea what to expect of the comedians but they were sharp, original,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What else would you do in Edinburgh when the fringe festival isn't on but find a comedy club? So we did. We dropped in at around 10am on the Thursday morning and bought 2 tickets at £10 each, plus £1 booking fee, on a credit card - all easy to do. The Thursday night was the same show as the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I cannot comment on the show as I never made it but do know for a fact that the staff behind the scenes are completely useless! As part of my sisters hen weekend (3 months in the planning) I booked the Friday night show over the phone and 6 WEEKS in advance. The day before the show, I had an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Saw the Red Raw show they do every Monday, 10 acts for a £2 ticket, amazing value! It's mainly new acts learning their craft, or established ones looking to try out bits of new material, but for the most part the comedy was great! There was one guy who erred on the side of poor taste, but overall everything was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I went here last night on 28 March 2015. It was 15 pounds each for a ticket which I thought was reasonable. We arrived about 8 o clock and had a few drinks. The show started at 9 and the bloke who introduced the acts was really good but 2 of the three acts I stayed for Weren't great. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Went there for dinner and comedy. The compare and three comics were all funny and worth watching. It's a small location and everyone was tightly packed in so I'd recommend getting there early if you want a seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We turned up to collect tickets for Kevin bridges in Edinburgh , unfortunately our venue was Glasgow, completely my fault, but the lovely girls at the Stand refunded my tickets 1hr to show time & issued complimentary tickets for the Edinburgh show that evening. Very good customer care, would definitely recommend a visit .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We came on a Tuesday, it was a super funny evening, there some funny people. If we come back to Edinburgh we will 100% be going again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The stand is a cheap and cheerful venue. It is all a bit dark and doesn't feel the cleanest which is often the nature of a comedy club. Of course you are there for the comedy rather ambiance. The standard of comic varies greatly, today we saw frankie boyle another night it might be an unknown. I like the variety.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The Strand in Glasgow, and to a lesser extent Edinburgh were pivotal to the rise of a Kevin Bridges and Franky Boyle. Visited on a Saturday night to see 4 comedians. The MC was excellent. Really got to the pitch early and got the audience laughing. From there it was a mixed bag, which is to be expected from such... More 

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Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.