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The Stand Comedy Club

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The Stand Comedy Club

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5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB Scotland
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ATWK95 wrote a review Aug 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Callum Tyson wrote a review Apr 2020
York, United Kingdom225 contributions60 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jonathano302 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Went to the Friday night show and was really impressed! Good atmosphere and really good comedians, the host in particular was hilarious! Will definitely be going back, recommend to anyone!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Chris M wrote a review Jan 2020
15 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alimoomie wrote a review Jan 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
Book, Arrived Early for a table ( at least 2 hrs!) So best to play to eat there too, we shared nachos and the veggie chilli was great. Friendly staff and the compare was excellent as were the 4 comedians. Great night out.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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