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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 #65 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs
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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Visited recently as part of a trip celebrating my wife's 30th Birthday, we had a very enjoyable night watching a laid back Sunday night show. There was a mixed balance of acts, with a very good compere followed by a terrible comedian, then a very good one, then another good one. The price was very low and overall this represented... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a great wee venue if you're looking for something alternative to do in Edinburgh. There's a good range of comedy on show, with free improv on a Sunday afternoon. Bar prices are average for Edinburgh. Staff are friendly enough but nothing overwhelming. I wouldn't recommend the food, if this was rated on food alone I would give 2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Tourists traveling in a group of 10, line up was brilliant I was crying with laughter!! Make sure your early to get a seat! We didn't eat the food but wish we did! It was that good we are returning tonight!! Drink prices are average pub prices which just made it even better! 10/10

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

So we are on a stag do. 9 men. Over the age of 30. Some married. In professional jobs. All free of criminal records. Looking for some good fun in terms of alternative comedy. Myself and a friend booked via the website on our mobile phone. You have yo make an account. Fair enough. Booking fee was £4:50 for 9... More

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

The Stand's policy on stag/hen parties has been consistent across our venues for many years, namely that we don't allow them for Fridays, Saturdays and tour shows. If you booked over the phone as a group of 9 you would have been asked the nature of the group and at that point our rules about groups would have been explained.... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Spent a brilliant Saturday night here as part of a weekend away. One of the best comedy line ups I've seen, all hilarious and more than worth the £15 ticket price. Only downside is the need to arrive really early. We got there about 7.15 and the place was already filling up! (The show doesn't start until 9). So be... More

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a night out in the Comedy club whilst in Edinburgh,Has an enjoyable night but make sure you are early if not you will be standing for several hours, I read some reviews stating to be early so i got there 1/2 hour before opening and there was already a queue forming, not a lot of seats and its a... More

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

Glad you had a great night, and worth bearing in mind for other people that for weekends and big name tour shows the club does tend to fill up VERY quickly, so do arrive promptly. Hope to see you again. More

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Sunday lunchtime session is free - it was an improve session and an amusing way to spend a couple of hours.

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