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The Stand Comedy Club

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Address: 5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
Phone Number: 441315587272

Intimate purpose-built comedy club open 7 nights a week.

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3.5 would be a better call

Really fun, varied style of comedians.... Some funnier than other (there was a marked difference between the acts). A bit out of the way but easy enough to find. Standing room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Living in edinburgh doesn't make it easy to see your favourite comedian in the festival and when our holidays were eventually granted the tickets for Stewart lee were sold out. After a phone call to the box office the agent helped out by letting me know the procedure for returns. The outcome was I queued this morning and happily got... More 

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

So glad that we could help you get a ticket to see the show. I will pass your comments on to our box office and venue manager. Hope to see you here again soon. More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the comedy red nose put you off! Brilliant, Utterly engaging with the audience. Would go see again in a heartbeat

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my wife for the first time during a day out at the fringe festival. Got there early to make sure we got a seat on a busy saturday night as Des Clarke's performance was sold out. Welcomed at the door by the lovely Anna and had an enjoyable chat while we waited. The wait was well worth it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bought Fringe tickets in advance for Shappi Korshandi. Despite restricted seating advice, expected to at least get a seat for a tenner. Doesn't happen at any other Fringe venue. Staff rude and unhelpful. Spoiled a great show.

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Turriff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to the Newcastle venue and having a great night, we decided to try the Edinburgh one. Fortunately we pre booked the Saturday night show and arrived early and managed to get a seat and table (would be a long night if you were standing) got some food which was pretty good. All in all the venue was as... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun, varied style of comedians.... Some funnier than other (there was a marked difference between the acts). A bit out of the way but easy enough to find. Standing room only by the time we were there, but had to be done whilst in Edinburgh. Booking is essential!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend this to everyone! We went to the Sunday night show, only £6 each. Great show - 5 different comedians plus Sian the compere, who is the funniest of the lot! Very warm, welcoming atmosphere, a great first night in Edinburgh!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We were on holiday in Edinburgh and went to the Thursday show. We saw 5 comedians for just £10 a ticket. Both the compare, Martin Mor, and character comedian, Will Franken, were hilarious. Janey Godley's story about her Trump protest was side splitting. Arrive as the doors open to get a seat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The stand is an unsauming legendary comedy club. Several other stand clubs exist through Britain and they are an unpretentious arena for laughs. Alcohol is reasonable and the intimate nature of the venue is fun and allows little room to hide. The Edinburgh stand has several rooms spread around so make sure you know which one you are due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Great wee venue especially on a monday night ! only £2 entry 10 new comedians , some good some bad but all just trying their best to entertain you ! We even got a famous face trying out new material ,, 4/7/16 we had as seen on telly Tom Stade who was pretty good . The Host whose name unfortunately... More 

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