The Stand Comedy Club

The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh: Hours, Address, The Stand Comedy Club Reviews: 4/5

The Stand Comedy Club
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7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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Neighborhood: New Town
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.
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RnWP
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What a night, having never attended a comedy club before we weren’t quite sure what to expect, other than obviously hoping it was funny!

The staff were welcoming and informative, explaining the drinks ordering app system, which was swift, excellent service and good value for money drinks and snacks.

The compere was great, very funny himself and certainly warmed up the audience for the artists. Two of the comedy artists were brilliant, quick witted, very very funny and a real joy to listen and laugh to! The third artist was a newcomer and therefore less experienced but overall a great night, very much enjoyed it and would highly recommend. Just be warned though, don’t sit on the front row unless you wish to be closely involved with the comedy!!!
Written October 12, 2021
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Katy R
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Couples
I had really high expectations as I had seen great reviews but was so disappointed. We went to the Saturday show which was £20 a head and I’m sorry to say it wasn’t worth the price. I have seen some of the best comedians in the UK and paid a similar price or less and been in stitches. It wasn’t the same here - one of the three acts was not funny, the other two were ok, the host was very funny. I would definitely not go back unless it was to see an act I know would be worth the cost.

One positive - they had Thistly Cross cider on tap! It’s also a small intimate venue so great if you do like the acts and like audience participation.
Written February 12, 2022
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Ashley R
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Couples
My fiancé and I went to The Stand comedy Club in Edinburgh to watch the Sunday night Bona Fide show. We loved it! Jay Lafferty was welcoming and hilarious and really knows how to amp up a crowd, Krystal Evans was the first act and was a great start to the show, Marjolein Robertson was an amazing storyteller and had us in stitches with laughter and the last act of the night, Gareth Waugh had such self-deprecating humour that ended the show brilliantly. Thank you for a great night!
Written June 5, 2022
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Chris M
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Couples
Going to The Stand on a Saturday night was like stepping back in time to an era when it's ok to get a laugh by relying on lazy stereotypes, imitating disabled people and going on about how it's not PC to do all of that any more. A shockingly backward set of performances by comics who've not moved with the times. Heather Ross was an exception but got the shortest slot of all.

Add the fact that the venue sells at least twice as many tickets as it has seats and its definition of "standing room" means in passageways, by the bar and generally places where you're going to be jostled, have people stand in front of you, and have nothing to lean on for the two hour plus show.

Booking tickets in advance at £17 each we expected to be at least moderately comfortable and reasonably entertained. The Stand failed on both counts.

A complete joke of a venue (and not in the way we'd hoped!) which ought to be taken over by more enlightened management with ambitions to give people a good time rather than take money off tourists who don't know better.
Written January 27, 2020
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Amelia N
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Couples
Bought tickets (£5 each!!!) for the Red Raw Monday night show, well worth it. We loved all the comics and the host, and was a highlight of our trip to Edinburgh.

Would definitely recommend getting there for doors opening to guarantee good seats, and we were roasting (it was warm outside and very busy), so avoid big jumpers!
Written June 23, 2022
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Tasha F
Manchester, UK109 contributions
Couples
I visited on the last Monday before Christmas, this was apparently the last show of that kind until the New year so it was a special one, not sure if they always say something like that or not! The host was great and kept us all entertained inbetween acts. The waitress was quick with drinks. The atmosphere was good and for £5 I would definitely go back.
Written December 27, 2021
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Callum Tyson
York, UK222 contributions
Couples
Always hilarious, cheeks were aching!

Fortunately I’ve been to one before and so knew to go early in order to have a seat. I’d recommend to go for as close to ‘Doors Opening’ time as possible if you’re wanting good seats, or even a seat for that matter.

Drinks were cheap enough, wouldn’t count on eating here though - table are small and food was nothing to shout home about, the actual comedy though was fantastic as ever. Be aware if you’re on the front row expect to be asked questions and to be involved by the compare - cue being called ‘toilet man’ for the evening, won’t explain why
Written April 10, 2020
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ATWK95
Manchester, UK40 contributions
We have been to the showcase show on a Saturday night twice now and both times left in stiches. The acts are always top quality and really funny, and the show is intimate and very engaging.

The food & drink is well priced and more than reasonable despite how popular the place is. For the Saturday show you need to arrive well over an hour earlier if you want a decent seat, or a seat at all as it does get very busy. The location of the club is a little out of the way but only a 5-10 minute walk from all the decent bars so not bad at all really.
Written August 5, 2020
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Nikki J
6 contributions
Couples
Great comedy venue, highly recommended.
Small enough that you can always see the acts, wherever you are.
Lovely, welcoming and friendly staff.
I had a knee injury and they found me the perfect spot for access and comfort on a busy night - really brilliant service.
Good bar at reasonable prices.and clean loos.
The stage is very small and the front row is right in front of the acts so the comedy is definitely up close and personal.
We saw the ever brilliant Gary Delaney - fantastic night.
Written November 21, 2021
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edenroseoz
Leeds, UK8 contributions
Me and my partner honestly had such a fun time at The Stand on one of the nights we stayed in Edinburgh. We booked ahead on recommendation from a friend. The food was delicious (included in the ticket price - can't complain!) and all of the acts were laugh-out-loud hilarious and got the crowd involved too. It would be good to know that because we booked online, we had a table reserved. It would have saved us rushing to get there early and queuing up that's all :)
Written January 15, 2020
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The Stand Comedy Club is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Sun - Thu 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM


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