Monkey Barrel Comedy

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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

Morgan Jay

21st April 2024

With two specials, 3 albums, TV appearances and millions of followers and views across all social media platforms, Morgan Jay brings his unique blend of music and comedy to Monkey Barrel Comedy!


Darren Connell and The Funny Bunch

23rd April 2024

Darren Connell was one of the most popular characters on improvised BBC comedy Scot Squad. Watch him use those skills in front of a crowd while seeing some of the best acts on the circuit today!


Jackie Fabulous

24th April 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 24th April!


Luisa Omielan: Bitter (Live Recording)

25th April 2024

If following the rule book doesn't work for us any more, maybe it's time we write some new ones. Welcome to Bitter. The brand new show from Luisa Omielan!


Alison Spittle: Soup

26th April 2024

Co-host of BBC Sounds' hugely popular Wheel of Misfortune podcast, Alison Spittle brings her critically-acclaimed 2023 show to Monkey Barrel Comedy!


Josh Jones: Work In Progress

27th April 2024

Enjoy a brand new hour from Josh Jones, BBC New Comedy Award finalist and Edinburgh’s Best Newcomer Award nominee 2022, at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 27th April!


Ari Eldjárn: Return of the Icelandic

27th April 2024

Ari Eldjárn, Iceland’s biggest stand up comedian (and first-ever Netflix star), returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 27th April!


John Robertson’s The Dark Room

28th April 2024

Comedian John Robertson's The Dark Room is a gut-busting rock n' roll experience for everyone who buys a ticket! Don't miss it at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 28th April!


John Robertson’s The Dark Room (For Kids!)

28th April 2024

John Robertson’s terrifying, live-action videogame 'The Dark Room’ now comes with a family-friendly flavour! Part stand-up comedy show, part theatre; all interactive and insane!


The Bomb Squad Pod Live

30th April 2024

The Bomb Squad Pod heads to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Tuesday 30th April for a very special live show!


Laura Belbin: Too Much

3rd May 2024

Laura Belbin is taking to the stage with her brand new show with one question, is there such a thing as too much???


Lulu Popplewell

4th May 2024

Lulu Popplewell brings you a new work in progress show about being a yucky young lady. Expect worms, sebum and blind angels!


Stuart McPherson: Love That For Me

7th May 2024

Don't miss this special recording of Stuart McPherson's sellout 2023 Fringe show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Tuesday 7th May!


Morgan Rees: Turning Thirsty

9th May 2024

Award-nominated online sensation Morgan Rees embarks on his first ever UK tour with Turning Thirsty and you can catch him at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 9th May!


Liz Miele: Space Camp

10th May 2024

NYC comedian Liz Miele is back in Edinburgh with her new hour "Space Camp". Catch her at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Friday 10th May!


Tamsyn Kelly: Kicking Off In Aldi (WIP)

11th May 2024

Duchess of Cornwall Tamsyn Kelly talks witches, sex and Aldi in a brand new show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 11th May!


Krystal Evans: Hospitality Horror Show (WIP)

15th May 2024

Following her critically acclaimed, award nominated debut hour The Hottest Girl at Burn Camp, Krystal is back with a brand new hour of stand up at Monkey Barrel Comedy!


Lou Conran: Tangent

16th May 2024

Award-winning comedian Lou Conran embarks on her first mini tour around the UK and stops off at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 16th May!


David Nihill: Shelf Help

17th May 2024

After a sold-out international run of his last show Cultural Appreciation, David Nihill is back with his new show, Shelf Help and brings it to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 17th May!


Carl Donnelly: Glow Up!

18th May 2024

Carl Donnelly returns looking and feeling great – which is surprising considering he’s officially hit middle age and has had a tough couple of years.


Avital Ash: Workshops Her Suicide Note

24th May 2024

Avital Ash's debut at Monkey Barrel Comedy explores explores growing up a Hasidic Jew, depression, queer identity, and generational Holocaust trauma, all while being hilarious.


Gianmarco Soresi: The Leaning In Tour

25th May 2024

Gianmarco Soresi, a New York based stand-up comedian, actor, and creator brings his tour to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 25th May!


The Bechdel Cast

26th May 2024

The Bechdel Cast is coming to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 26th May for a special live show!


Mick McNeill: I’m Not Anything

1st June 2024

Mick McNeill’s rapid climb up the Scottish comedy ladder has seen him become a weekend favourite at every comedy club in the country and you can catch him at Monkey Barrel Conmedy on 1st June!


Jin Hao Li: Swimming in a Submarine (Work in Progress)

1st June 2024

Enjoy a debut work in progress from BBC New Comedy Awards & Chortle Student Awards finalist Jin Hao Li at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 1st June!


MC Hammersmith’s Freestyle Breakdown (WIP)

4th June 2024

For one night only, MC Hammersmith is completely improvising 100 % of the content, including the structure at Monkey Barrel comedy on 4th June!


Marc Jennings: Work-in-Progress

4th June 2024

Marc Jennings returns to Edinburgh with a work-in-progress of his new show following sold-out Fringe runs in 2022 & 2023!


Vittorio Angelone: Work In Progress

7th June 2024

Vittorio Angelone previews a work in progress of his brand new show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Friday 7th June, ahead of the Fringe Festival.


Horatio Gould: Sweet Prince

8th June 2024

After his sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Horatio is bringing his critically acclaimed debut hour to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 8th June!


Joe Sutherland: Miss World (WIP)

8th June 2024

Joe ‘could have been a dancer’ Sutherland returns to say a bunch of naughty things in a new work-in-progress show to prepare for an international tour.


Steve Bugeja: Self Doubt (I Think)

13th June 2024

Steve Bugeja, the creator and star of ITV2's hit sitcom, Buffering, returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Thursday 13th June!


Amy Matthews: Work in Progress

21st June 2024

Amy Matthews brings a work in progress version of her latest show to the Monkey Barrel stage on Friday 21st June!


Yuriko Kotani: Work In Progress

22nd June 2024

Winner of the BBC New Comedy Award, UK-based Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani is going to tell stories of her experiences, thoughts and imagination as a work in progress.


Robin Grainger: An Audient with Robin Grainger

22nd June 2024

Don't miss Robin Grainger when he brings his new show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 22nd June!


The Muslims are Coming

23rd June 2024

The Muslims Are Coming to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Sunday 23rd June... so round up your friends and join us for an uplifting night of laughter!


Sofie Hagen: Will I Ever Have Sex Again? (Book & Stand-Up Tour)

4th July 2024

Sofie Hagen is bringing her brand new stand-up show and her brand new book on tour and stops off at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 4th July!


Helen Bauer: Work In Progress

6th July 2024

Helen Bauer presents a work in progress show of her new thoughts and feelings on pretty much everything at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 6th July.


Sam Lake: Esméralda (Work in Progress)

13th July 2024

Award-winning stand up Sam Lake uncovers the mystery behind his mother’s powerful last words in this WIP at Monkey Barrel Comedy!


Steve Bugeja: Shiny (Work in Progress)

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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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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