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

The Edinburgh Revue Show

Selected dates between 12th September 2023 - 19th December 2023

Catch The Edinburgh Revue, a student group made up of students and young people across Edinburgh, performing stand-up and sketch comedy featuring some new and up and coming acts!


Roast Battle (+ Live Stream)

Selected dates between 9th October 2023 - 11th December 2023

Roast Battle Edinburgh puts comedians head-to-head in a battle of verbal onslaughts. Not for the faint-hearted, each battler has five roast jokes to defeat their opponent.


Eleanor Morton: Haunted House (WIP)

15th December 2023

Join online viral hit comedian Eleanor Morton in a new show exploring all things ghostly, growing up in 'the world's spookiest city', real life ghost stories and what it truly means to be haunted!


Elf Lyons: Work In Progress

16th December 2023

Award-winning weirdo Elf Lyons performs a work in progress of a brand new show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 16th December!


Catherine Bohart: Work In Progress

13th January 2024

Catherine Bohart brings her newest material to Monkey Barrel Comedy as she gears up for a national tour.


Martin Urbano: Apology Comeback Tour

14th January 2024

Martin Urbano, Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee (2023), brings his tour show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Sunday 14th January!


Jojo Sutherland: Riches To Rags (Radio Recording)

16th January 2024

This event is an abridged version of Jojo Sutherland's amazing 'Riches to Rags'show and is a recording for later transmission on BBC Radio 4A.


Jonny & The Baptists and Josie Long (Double Bill WIP)

17th January 2024

A new personal and political show about our desire, and the country’s struggle, to just be happy from Jonny & The Baptists, plus Josie Long brings a work in progress show!


Paddy McDonnell: Stories

19th January 2024

Paddy McDonnell brings Stories, a show full of various tales of everyday life and people he has met along the way, to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 19th January!


Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch

20th January 2024

Robin Morgan brings a hilarious brand new show on tour for 2023, now extended into 2024 due to phenomenal public demand. Catch him when he returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 20th January!


Urooj Ashfaq: Oh No!

23rd January 2024

Urooj Ashfaq (Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer 2023) heads to Monkey Barrel Comedy as she embarks on her debut UK tour, Oh No!


Sarah Keyworth: Work In Progress

25th January 2024

Sarah Keyworth brings a brand new Work In Progress show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 25th January!


Olga Koch: Prawn Cocktail

26th January 2024

As seen on Mock the Week, QI and Late Night Mash, Olga Koch brings her critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 26th January!


Olga Koch: Comes From Money (WIP)

27th January 2024

Star of Mock The Week and QI, Olga Koch is bringing a brand new work-in-progress to Monkey Barrel on 27th January!


Darren Connell and The Funny Bunch

30th January 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!


Sally-Anne Hayward: Egg Shortage

3rd February 2024

Sally-Anne Hayward's approaching a certain age. So is she worried about being 'Over the Hill'? Join her for hilarious tales at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 3rd February!


Paddy Young: Hungry, Horny, Scared

17th February 2024

Join Northern powerhouse Paddy Young, one of comedy's fastest rising stars, for his unmissable debut stand-up show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 17th February!


Alexandra Haddow: Not My Finest Hour

17th February 2024

Fresh from a smash hit, extended sellout run at the Edinburgh Fringe, join Alexandra Haddow for her debut show at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 17th February!


Chortle Student Comedy Award 2024: Edinburgh Heat

20th February 2024

The Chortle Student Comedy Award returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Tuesday 20th February. Come and see the best of the next generation of comedy stars!


Ian Smith: Crushing

24th February 2024

Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning comedian Ian Smith presents his brand new solo show fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe.


Sam Lake: Aspiring DILF

24th February 2024

Join Sam Lake for his first UK Tour of his critically acclaimed show, Aspiring DILF!


Amy Matthews: I Feel Like I’m Made of Spiders

25th February 2024

Amy Matthews brings her 5-star, sold out Fringe show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 25th February!


Fiona Allen: On The Run

27th February 2024

Double Emmy Award winner and star of Smack The Pony brings her first ever show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on Tuesday 27th February!


Dan Tiernan: Going Under

29th February 2024

The BBC New Comedy Award winner and British Comedian of the Year presents presents his Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer-nominated debut hour on 29th February at Monkey Barrel Comedy!


Tamsyn Kelly: Crying in TK Maxx

1st March 2024

Cornish comedian Tamsyn Kelly brings her critically-acclaimed 2023 show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 1st March.


Jay Lafferty: Bahookie (Live Recording)

3rd March 2024

Enjoy a special live taping of Jay Lafferty's sold-out, smash hit show 'Bahookie' on Sunday 3rd March at Monkey Barrel Comedy!


Jessica Fostekew: Mettle

5th March 2024

Jessica Fostekew brings her brand new stand-up show 'Mettle' to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 5th March!


Sam Campbell: Wobservations

6th March 2024 - 10th March 2024

Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Sam Campbell brings his brand new show to Monkey Barrel Comedy for five nights in March!


Vittorio Angelone: Who Do You Think You Are? I Am!

11th March 2024

Following his 5-star, sold out, award-nominated debut, Vittorio Angelone brings his new shoe to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 11th March!


Shelf: The Kids’ Show

16th March 2024

Join best friends Rachel and Ruby for a kids' comedy show that's fun for all the family at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 16th March!


Adam Flood: Remoulded

16th March 2024

Following a hugely successful 2023 Fringe run, Adam Flood returns to Monkey Barrel Comedy with his critically-acclaimed show!


Shelf: Teenage Men

16th March 2024

As seen on BBC3 and ITVX. Founders of the LOL Word bring their brand new show to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 16th March!


Nick Helm’s Super Fun Good Time Show

27th March 2024

Nick Helm – the man with the golden larynx and greatest living all-round entertainer – is BACK! Catch him at Monkey Barrel Comedy on 27th March!


Tadiwa Mahlunge: Inhibition Exhibition

30th March 2024

Fresh from a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Tadiwa Mahlunge, one of the country’s top new stand-ups brings their ‘impressive debut’ (The Guardian) back to Edinburgh.


Sikisa: Hear Me Out

13th April 2024

Following her highly acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, three-time Leicester Comedy Award nominee Sikisa brings her show 'Hear Me Out' to Monkey Barrel Comedy on 13th April!


Liam Withnail: Chronic Boom

20th April 2024

Liam Withnail takes his hit show Chronic Boom on his first UK tour and stops off at Monkey Barrel Comedy on Saturday 20th April.


Luisa Omielan: Bitter

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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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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