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Monkey Barrel Comedy

About Monkey Barrel Comedy

9 - 12 Blair Street , Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1QR
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As the review say… “Fantastic” acts, a “well priced” bar in a “great intimate atmosphere” all brought to you by our “hilarious” resident hosts. “Don't miss if you're in Edinburgh!” Check out our the reviews here!

Since opening in 2017, Monkey Barrel Comedy has programmed some of the most diverse, interesting and innovative line-ups, culminating in numerous award nominations. We are a local, community focused comedy club which strives to deliver the best experience for everyone who works, visits or performs with us.

Monkey Barrel Comedy is Edinburgh's best rated Comedy Club. #1 for Comedy Clubs and Concerts & Shows on Trip Advisor, Scotland’s Best Venue at the last Chortle Awards and 3 time Scottish Comedy Award winner. We are owner managed, independent and (usually!) open 7 days a week in Edinburgh's Old Town.

The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe - The Telegraph

- Table service with peace of mind food and drink pre-ordering.
- 100% refund guarantee in the event of a mandated cancellation.
- Stringent hygiene protocols before, during and after each show.
- Unreserved Seating with no standing - Everyone gets a seat!

5.0 Trip Advisor, 4.7 Google and 4.9 Facebook.

See our website or social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for the latest line-ups.

Upcoming Events at Monkey Barrel Comedy

Kieran Hodgson: Work in Progress

Selected dates between 11th July 2024 - 18th July 2024

Kieran Hodgson brings his Work-In-Progress previews to Monkey Barrel Comedy this July!

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Eleanor Morton: Work In Progress

16th July 2024

Join online viral hit comedian Eleanor Morton in a work in progress show for this year's Fringe, exploring all things ghostly!

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Stuart McPherson: Work in Progress

17th July 2024

Don't miss this brand new hour of jokes from Stuart McPherson, the co-host of the Some Laugh podcast and Scot Squad star, ahead of this year's Fringe.

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MC Hammersmith’s Freestyle Breakdown (WIP)

19th July 2024

MC Hammersmith, an award-winning freestyle rap comedian, brings his work in progress show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 19th July!

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Ross Leslie: Has The Chance To Do The Funniest Thing (Preview)

20th July 2024

Ross Leslie, five-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, brings his Fringe preview show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 20th July!

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Steve Bugeja: Shiny (Work in Progress) - CANCELLED

20th July 2024

Star and co-creator of ITV2’s Buffering, Steve Bugeja brings his new work in progress to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 20th July!

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Gary Meikle: No Refunds

21st July 2024

Scottish Comedy Award winner Gary Meikle will bring his No Refunds tour to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Sunday 21st July!

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Laura Davis: Work In Progress

24th July 2024

Don't miss new material from nominee for Most Outstanding Show at MICF 2022 and 2023 and internationally acclaimed cult comedy favourite Laura Davis at Monkey Barrel on 24th July!

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Ryan Cullen: Cullen In The Name Of! WIP

25th July 2024

Ryan Cullen's material has the ruthlessness of a young Jimmy Carr and the sexual turpitude of Jim Jefferies at his most priapic and you can catch him at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 25th July!

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Celya AB: Work In Progress

27th July 2024

Celya AB, the Live at the Apollo star returns to tackle the big three: beauty, money and the void. Catch her at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 27th July!

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Micky Bartlett: Thicc!

9th September 2024

After a phenomenal 2023, Micky Bartlett brings his brand new stand-up show “THICC!” to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Monday 9th September!

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Michael Akadiri: Trust Me, I’m a Daddy

14th September 2024

Multi-award-winning comedian and junior doctor Michael Akadiri brings his sophomore show, Trust Me I’m a Daddy to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 14th September!

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Nick White: Teenage Dream - CANCELLED

14th September 2024

After selling out his London shows in 2023, Nick White is embarking on a UK tour with his brand-new standup show "Teenage Dream". Catch him at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 14th September!

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Alan Resnick: One Funny Hour

21st September 2024

Adult Swim & LA's favourite funny man, Alan Resnick, comes to Monkey Barrel Comedy with his critically acclaimed one hour of hilarious comedy that is sure to entertain audiences young and old!

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Lou Conran: Tangent

27th September 2024

Award-winning comedian Lou Conran stops off at Monkey Barrel Comedy on her first mini tour around the UK.

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The Scummy Mummies: Greatest Hits

30th September 2024

Join Ellie and Helen as they celebrate ten years of scumminess at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 30th September!

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Jackie Fabulous: Full Circle

3rd October 2024

Jackie is set to take the UK by storm as she embarks on her first UK tour and you can catch her at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 3rd October!

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Amy Gledhill: Make Me Look Fit On The Poster

4th October 2024

Amy Gledhill, Triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, National Comedy Award nominee and 1/3 of cult double act The Delightful Sausage, returns with a show about self-confidence, romance and bin bags!

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COBO: Comedy Shutdown Black History Month Special

6th October 2024

COBO : Comedy Shutdown proudly presents our Black History Month Special, hitting venues across the UK this October including Monkey Barrel Comedy on the 6th!

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Count Binface: Bindependence Day

9th October 2024

Count Binface brings his brand new live comedy show to Monkey Barrel Comedy, featuring his unique take on Britain, his special brand of sci-fi satire, and of course his unbeatable manifesto!

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British Comedian of the Year (Scotland Heat)

10th October 2024

It's the FA Cup of comedy! Nine acts will be performing their best ten minute sets as they attempt to win over the audience who vote for their favourites to go through to the semi-finals.

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Harriet Kemsley: Everything Always Works Out For Me

12th October 2024

The multi award-winning Harriet Kemsley is back with a new show about break-ups, sloths and trying to think positively while everything descends into absolute chaos!

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Schalk Bezuidenhout: Keeping Up

13th October 2024

South African comedian and actor Schalk Bezuidenhout returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy with his now show 'Keeping Up' on 13th October!

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Laura Lexx: Slinky

18th October 2024

Join multi award winning stand up star and viral sensation Laura Lexx (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Hypothetical, The Now Show) with her highly anticipated UK tour: Slinky.

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Amy Matthews: Commute with the Foxes

20th October 2024

Following Matthews's 5-star sold-out 2023 run, the critically decorated comic returns with a show exploring the transformative nature of context.

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Spencer Jones

21st October 2024

The star of BBC’s The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk and of BBC's Mister Winner comes to you on tour with his irresistibly madcap show.

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Pierre Novellie: Why Are You Laughing?

24th October 2024

Pierre Novellie is known for his award-winning comedy/observations. Come and see him live at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 24th October!

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Garrett Millerick: Needs More Space

25th October 2024

Garrett Millerick Needs More Space, sees comedy's 'angriest optimist' return for a hilarious, honest, and mostly historically accurate, exploration of space travel!

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John Hastings

26th October 2024

John Hastings, God’s fav comedian, returns to his ancestral home The Monkey Barrel in October to do what he does best, a bunch of jokes in order. One at a time.

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Milo Edwards: Sentimental

27th October 2024

Award-winning comedian Milo Edwards comes to Monkey Barrel Comedy with his hit new show 'Sentimental' on Sunday 27th October!

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Larry Dean: Dodger

30th October 2024

Join Larry Dean as he brings his hilarious new show Dodger, about identity, heroes and the benefits of being a dafty, to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 30th October!

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Red Richardson: Bugatti Live

31st October 2024 - 1st November 2024

Red Richardson is one of the most exciting new stand up comedians in the UK. Join him on his first ever UK tour for a hilarious hour of stand up comedy at Monkey Barrel!

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Tez Ilyas: After Eight

7th November 2024

One of the most celebrated stars in British comedy, Tez Ilyas is back with his hilarious new show 'After Eight' and brings it to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 7th November!

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Ali Woods: At The Moment

21st November 2024

Award-winning stand-up comedian and multi-viral online sketch sensation Ali Woods brings his debut stand-up tour to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 21st November!

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Freddy Quinne: In Sickness

23rd November 2024

Comedic powerhouse Freddy Quinne is set to embark on his debut nationwide tour and you can catch him as Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 23rd November!

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Alfie Brown: Red Flags Galore!

24th November 2024

In his new show, award winning comedian Alfie Brown is showing signs that he probably can't have a healthy relationship and proceeding down the road with him would be emotionally dangerous.

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Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Peacock

29th November 2024

Star of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You and QI Kiri Pritchard-McLean is back with a brand new show!

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Colin Geddis: G.O.A.T. (GEDDIS ON ANOTHER TOUR)

6th February 2025

Colin Geddis will bring his brand new stand up show G.O.A.T. (GEDDIS ON ANOTHER TOUR) to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Thursday 6th February!

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Justin Moorhouse: Greatest Performance Of My Life

23rd February 2025

Join Justin Moorhouse for the 'Greatest Performance Of My Life'... a poignant exploration of comedy intertwined with the essence of life's ups and downs.

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Simon Evans: Have we Met?

10th March 2025

Simon Evans skilfully weaves comedy, pathos and narrowly averted cancellation into an unforgettable two hours of unique entertainment.

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Kae Kurd: Whats O’Kurd

2nd October 2025

Stand up sensation and social media star Kae Kurd returns with his highly anticipated brand new tour: What’s O’Kurd. Catch him at Monkey Barrel Comedy in October 2025!


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