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“THE LONG STAND - NO SEATS AFTER 20MINS OF OPENING :(”

The Stand Comedy Club
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Owner description: Intimate purpose-built comedy club open 7 nights a week.
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
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“THE LONG STAND - NO SEATS AFTER 20MINS OF OPENING :(”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

we arrived "early" only 20 mins after opening and there were no seats, shocking, there must only be 30-40 seats in total, wouldnt call it a "club" more a comedy "room", we got refund and went as we refused to stand @ the stand and eat our meal off a tray??

they should allow you to book seats when booking tickets as it ruined our night - very disappointed

Visited February 2013
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StandBoxOffice, Public Relations Manager at The Stand Comedy Club, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
The Stand make our seating policy explicitly clear in the booking process, and the vast majority of people wishing to eat do turn up at doors opening to ensure that they get a table. We are of course saddened that you didn't end up having the evening that you expected, and I'm glad that my colleague gave you a refund to compensate for this.

Whilst allocated seating can work for much bigger venues we've found it to be impractical for a club of our size and layout. We do look into these things regularly and appreciate all feedback, and I will discuss the points you raise as a matter of course, keeping our customers happy is the ultimate goal.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great!!”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had a lovely afternoon and evening at the Stand. There's a free lunchtime show on a Sunday, and then an evening show as well. We ended up going to both and had a wonderful time! The staff are friendly and professional, and we certainly enjoyed the comedy!!

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

A must do! My wife and I visited 10/02/13.
We arrived 5 mins after door opened and only seats remaining were right at stage, be prepared for participation if sitting in these seats!
A great night out!

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Shropshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Split my sides”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Forget other reviews, this is the skinny ! ( for a Sat Night )
Arrive about 30 mins before doors open to be front of the queue, by 7pm the line was about 20 people. Take a brolly just in case :)
NO deposit was taken from us incase of bad behaviour, ( as another reviewer said ) it doesn't happen !
If you want food, order as you go in when you get your drinks from the bar, let your wife/partner/ friend or whoever is with you get your seats ( we took table 2 right side by the wall, no one can stand behind or infront, next to stage door but opposite side to the loo )
Lets face it, it's basic, but that's the whole point, what do you expect for the price, the moaners who expect the Apollo should give this a miss, however if you want a REAL night of raw comedy this is the place to go.
My wife and i came here looking for a great night out of down to earth comedy and got a FANTASTIC night of comedy, my wife even won the prize draw at the end of the night aswell !
If you let the acts do their job it makes the evening even better, they don't need anyone to heckle, ( just one drunk lady ) they give a brilliant performance without it, we've never laughed so much......really !
The trip to the loo's is an experience and quite hillarious when you get talking to someone who's had a tipple too much, but hey that's the charm of the club.
Overall money well spent, when we visit Edinburgh again, the Stand is top of our list of places to go.
Full marks to all the Staff and Performers on Saturday 26th Jan 13

Visited January 2013
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“Great night out , comics were excellent”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Went on saturday night , 12/1/13 ,1st time weve been and definately will be going again , the comedians were excellent , great value for money , loved it !!!

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