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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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Well worth a visit, get there early for a table!

When we arrived there were only 3 tables left and that was at 7:30 (all three next to the stage). Don't be put off sitting at the front because the venue is very small / cosy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Swinton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When we arrived there were only 3 tables left and that was at 7:30 (all three next to the stage). Don't be put off sitting at the front because the venue is very small / cosy the guys on stage will get you wherever you sit / stand. We had Nachos with beef which was very good and the night... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

£12 for a Saturday night ticket, saw 4 comedians plus hilarious compare (all of whom were great) had a bite to eat and some wine (which was actually very good - try the chilli nachos - for a comedy venue), I'd recommend you get there at 6.45pm as this is when the queue starts and it's great to have a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great fun place. I think we were the oldest there but who cares! Were able to experience some local and international comedians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great night out. Book in advance and it's probably best to eat in advance as well as the pub grub is ... Basic. If you fancy being part of the performance sit at the front but don't take yourself too seriously! Watch out for the fat weegie link man. He would take the p••s out of a nun.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great place for a fun night out. Make sure you book in advance and simply enjoy the atmosphere - if you want to sit get there early. Sitting at the front comes with a health warning because you automatically become part of the performance. Watch out for that fat weegie link man. He means well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Me and my boyfriend had an overnight in Edinburgh and we took a trip to the stand. So worth it!!! Our hotel was a dive (capital hotel) however the stand made up for that! Great price for tickets considering the full night was non stop laughter and couldnt fault any of the comedians Great night out and will return x... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Belly laughed the night away. Really quaint venue that served its purpose perfectly. Very pubby/homely feel. Most of the acts were hilarious. First time at a comedy night but won't be our last. Make sure you get there and queue before doors open to ensure you get a table if you don't want to stand. Thanks for a fantastic night!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great line up properly belly laughing funny. Packed place so if you want to sit down you need to be here near doors opening time Great prices at the cash only bar Definitely stop by this place but book tickets in advance Great place for a drink round the corner at Harvey Nicholls forth floor bar!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Stand relies overly on singling out and mocking members of the audience. This is not just responding to hecklers, this is their modus operandi. I don't think I'm being overly sensitive here. We came to watch a show, not to have the host publicly make sexual jokes at our expense. The title of the reviews refers to the great... More 

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StandBoxOffice, Sales and Promotions Manager at The Stand Comedy Club, responded to this review

I'm quite surprised by this review as we receive many visitors from all over the UK and overseas who all find our venue funny and engaging in equal measure. I'm not sure if something was lost in translation during your visit but our performers are never nasty or abusive. They do often engage with audience members as is the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I went to the Thursday show, tix were £10. I had no idea what or who to expect, I just went in blind based on a suggestion in Time Out. The acts were all excellent, even the newbie debuting was class. In fact between them I don't think there was a single dud joke. Clever & witty humor. A 300%... More 

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Address: 5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 558 7272
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town

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