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The Stand Comedy Club

5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland (New Town)
0131 558 7272
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Ranked #56 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited The Stand last night. Arrived there at 8:30pm after eating elsewhere. We were far too late to get a seat, however a group left after the first interval & we took their seats with a little trepidation as they were right on the front row! What a brilliant night we had, my face is still aching this morning from... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Oh this show was a riot! We laughed the entire night...non stop! The food was good to. (lamb burger & mac n cheese) They had several comedians, all but one were fantastic! The hostess was a bit over the top but all in all great fun! My only complaint is that we had to get there at 7pm for a... More

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Having travelled up from the Borders and been here previously, we expected a good night out and weren't disappointed. 4 acts, all of which were very funny (as long as you don't mind a few close-to-the-bone gags!), reasonable-ish priced drinks and half decent food (VERY large plate of beef nachos for £10). Only downsides for us was that it was... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We returned here again for my husbands birthday, we love this place it is a very small intimate little room, most acts are hilarious and the staff are fantastic and very clear about what they expect from you as a patron, they are strict about heckling but if you play by the rules you will have a great time. We... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went with my boyfriend on a saturday night and had a ball. There were some great acts and some not so great (some very controversial with the upcoming vote!), but overall good. The people in the very front row were picked on a huge amount so be confident if sat there! Nice location. Decent good at around £10 each... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Talk about one of the finds of my trip! I didn't know what to expect from what I thought was going to be a dingy little place that had wannabe terrible comedians, but I couldn't have been more wrong! The place was quite small but in was a kind of funky vibe, was really good. Plenty of drinks to wet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a great time. Told to come early to get a seat and we did , lucky. Didnt have any food but what we saw looked great !. Venu is old but adds to the character of the place. Staff working hard navigating through everyone. Glad the rules r enforced as they would be seats everwhere and we wouldnt see... More

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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited here during the fringe and found it to be a great little venue, the décor was excellent and the atmosphere very enjoyable. Reasonably priced beer too which helps. Staff were organised and professional - can't fault it as a venue and stands up well if not better than Comedy Club venues in Manchester and London.

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

Nice of you to say so, we have a hell of a lot of shows on all day every day during August, but it's our aim, as much as to bring you the best comedy, to also make the experience as painless as possible. Hope you've had a great Fringe More

Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

This is the best comedy club in the world, no exceptions. We have been to the Stand many times over the last 4 years for our annual pilgrimage to Edinburgh for the Fringe, plus I came a few times 10 years or so ago in 2003-04. The Stand is always excellent, small, intimate, well laid out, good drinks choices, great... More

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

Best club in the world, we'll take that! Many thanks. More

Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I came here with my partner on Sunday 27th July. The venue is great, perfect for comedy - it's cosy but not claustrophobic, a great bar and plenty of seats. The entry price was pretty good too - we paid around £6.50 a ticket. I've never been to this club before so can't say what it's like on other nights,... More

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