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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 204 attractions in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I went to the venue to see the amazing Frankie Boyle. It was a three hour trip from Yorkshire, but well worth it! The venue is intimate, which is great if you love comedy as much as I do! The staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. Drink prices were actually cheaper than most places in the country (well, for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Baring in mind the night I went was a beginners night I still had a great time. There were ten acts which each presented for between five and ten mins. I would highly recommend this place. If I was only seeing the beginners I would love to see how funny the experienced are.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went here for the first time with my husband. We originally went to try and buy tickets for the Frankie Boyle show the following night but as it was so short notice it was sold out. We decided to pay to watch the Saturday night performance which was 3 acts and the compare and were very glad that we did.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice, intimate venue and good for a bit of a different night out. Get there early though as the room fills up quickly. My only issue was that the venue itself isn't the most welcoming. Of course, there have to be rules and the comedians should be given respect and allowed to work. However, the staff were enforcing these rules... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Awful place. Not at all relaxing as you would expect from comedy venues. When we sat down, even before the comedian appeared we were harassed immediately by security staff ordering us to be quiet. We couldn't hear each other because of the terrible music and I wanted to know where the ladies' loo was. Instead of telling me,the grey mop... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went to see Al Murray at the Stand. Very funny comic doing a test session for his tour I think. Needs work but clever comic. The Stand either by design or by age has seen better days. An underground venue which cries out Edinburgh Fringe. I just get the impression that getting a bigger place with good seating, wait service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I went here with 2 friends and had a great night. We went on a monday night to the 2 pound red raw show and it was hilarious. It started at 8.30pm but we got there at 7.30pm just before doors open to get a seat. Most of the seats fill up by 7.50 so get there early. Great for... More

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