The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh

With solo shows from better known performers and prime stand-up every weekend, there’s always something going on at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh!

The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh

About The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh

5 York Place, Edinburgh New Town EH1 3EB
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Established in 1995, the club runs three purpose built venues in Edinburgh Glasgow and Newcastle. They are all week with a varied programme of contemporary comedy featuring the best Scottish and international comedians.

Started by a bunch of enthusiasts as a hobby, The Stand has now become a successful commercial company, but one that is true to its roots of developing new comedy in Scotland and giving audiences variety and value.

The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh programme includes the Red Raw beginners’ nights, improvised comedy, sketch shows, the all female Wicked Wenches, plus Irish and Scottish showcases. Together with solo shows from better known performers and prime stand-up every weekend, there’s always something going on.

Many performers and critics regard the clubs as among the best comedy venues in the world. Just over one hundred thousand people came last year. Maybe it’s time to come and see for yourself.

Upcoming Events at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh

The Friday Show

Selected dates between 6th January 2023 - 8th December 2023

Let your hair down at the end of the week with fabulous Friday fun at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh!


The Saturday Show

Selected dates between 7th January 2023 - 9th December 2023

The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show has been sold out every week for the past five years!


Bona Fide

Selected dates between 8th January 2023 - 10th December 2023

Jay Lafferty invites the cream of Scotland's comics to the Stand Edinburgh to prove their worth by performing material written especially for the theme of the night!


Red Raw

Selected dates between 16th January 2023 - 18th December 2023

Red Raw, our long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. It’s your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.


Susan Morrison is historically funny

Selected dates between 30th July 2023 - 17th December 2023

Susan Morrison, host of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Time Travels', will take you through some of Scotland's seediest, skankiest and scandalous history. And the funniest.


The Best of Scottish Comedy

Selected dates between 21st August 2023 - 21st December 2023

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go a carload of simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit.


Weegie Hink Ae Panto?

Selected dates between 7th December 2023 - 10th December 2023

The Weegie boys are making themselves home at the stand this Christmas with an all new, whackier, funnier and Ruder show.


William Thompson: The Hand You’re Dealt

12th December 2023

William Thompson, BBC New Comedy Awards Finalist 2021, is a stand-up comedian and rising star from Belfast, don't miss him live at The Stand Edinburgh on Tuesday 12 December!


The Stand Christmas Special

14th December 2023 - 16th December 2023

Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond at The Stand Edinburgh!


Susan Riddell: Self On The Shelf

20th December 2023

Budge up Elf, Susan Riddell's been on this shelf a lot longer than you and it doesn’t look like she’s going anywhere any time soon!


The Best of Scottish Comedy - Hogmanay Specials

27th December 2023 - 2nd January 2024

Talk about doing what it says on the tin! The Stand's flagship contemporary Scottish comedy show returns for Hogmanay!


Gareth Mutch: Belter

28th January 2024

Clinging onto the last year of his 20s, join the Scottish powerhouse Gareth Mutch as he reflects on being a millennial and how life has changed over the past decade!


Louise Atkinson: Mates

30th January 2024

Come and watch Louise Atkinson's award-winning, debut show all about friendships at The Stand Edinburgh on Tuesday 30th January!


The Bright Club

Selected dates between 31st January 2024 - 24th April 2024

The freshest thing in stand-up – straight from the (research) field to funny with a new crop of comedic academics from Scotland's universities every month.


Chloe Petts: If You Can’t Say Anything Nice

1st February 2024

Fresh from her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe run and Soho Theatre sell-out debut, Chloe Petts returns to the Stand Edinburgh with her follow-up hour, If You Can't Say Anything Nice!


Susie McCabe & Friends

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 13th February 2024

Join The Stand Comedy Club favourite Susie McCabe and some of her favourite comedy chums in February.


Stephen K Amos: Oxymoron

4th February 2024

After treading the boards of London's West End in the smash hit musical My Fair Lady, Stephen K Amos is back with a brand new show! Don't miss him live at The Stand Edinburgh on 4th February!


Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa: French Kiss Tunnel

11th February 2024

Vidura Bandara Rajapaksa's got a new show... it's about love and relationships and such. He does songs now too, please forgive him!


Ania Magliano: I Can’t Believe You’ve Done This

17th February 2024

I Can't Believe You've Done This is a show about the worst haircut of Ania Magliano's life, don't miss it at the Stand Edinburgh on Saturday 17th February!


Jeff Innocent: Smart Casual

18th February 2024

British Comedian of the Year Winner and social media sensation Jeff Innocent is embarking on his first ever nationwide UK tour with a date at The Stand Edinburgh on 18th February!


An Evening With Gavin Mitchell

21st February 2024

Join award-winning actor and comedian Gavin Mitchell for a very special evening at The Stand Edinburgh as he discusses his 30-year career in showbusiness!


Matt Green: That Guy

25th February 2024

Catch the debut national tour from Matt Green when it comes to The Stand Edinburgh, a stand up show featuring jokes about politics and jokes not about politics!


Nabil Abdulrashid: The Purple Pill

27th February 2024

Join star of Live at the Apollo Nabil Abdulrashid at the Stand Edinburgh for a show about trying to be a good person while staying a badman!


Melanie Bracewell: Forget Me Not

2nd March 2024

After taking New Zealand and Australia by storm, Melanie hits the UK shores for the first time with her critically acclaimed show 'Forget Me Not'. Catch her at The Stand Edinburgh on 2nd March!


Aurie Styla: The Aurator Tour

3rd March 2024

After a year of performing worldwide, award-winning comedian Aurie Styla is back on tour, with his biggest one to date! He'll bring The Aurator Tour to The Stand Edinburgh on March 3rd!


Rob Auton: The Rob Auton Show

9th March 2024

In his most autonbiographical show to date 'The Rob Auton Show' Rob turns the pen on himself to explore the memories and feelings that create his life on a daily basis!


Joe Wells - King of the Autistics

12th March 2024

Joe Wells brings King of the Autistics, the follow up to the critically acclaimed I Am Autistic, to The Stand Edinburgh on Tuesday 12th March!


Josh Pugh: Existin’ La Vida Loca

14th March 2024

Edinburgh Award nominated viral sensation Josh Pugh returns with a show about enjoying yourself and doing your best, catch him live at the Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 14th March!


Mark Nelson: All The Best

17th March 2024

Multi-award winning comedian Mark Nelson embarks on his first ever nationwide tour All The Best which will see him perform at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh.


MC Hammersmith: Straight Outta Brompton

19th March 2024

MC Hammersmith returns to The Stand Edinburgh for another evening of improvised comedy raps based entirely on your suggestions!


The Thinking Drinkers Pub Quiz: Fancy Another Round?

21st March 2024

After a 2022 sell-out run, the world's funniest alcohol experts are back in quizness with a brand new show that serves up FIVE DISCERNING DRINKS for everyone!


Tatty Macleod - Fuge

24th March 2024

Also known as "That French TikTok Lady" stand up comedian Tatty Macleod is bringing her certain je ne sais quoi to the Stand Edinburgh with her debut hour of comedy: FUGUE.


Karl Spain: Well, What Did You Expect?

24th March 2024

In his new show 'Well, What Did You Expect?' Karl Spain talks about how we are where we are and how to solve all the world's problems, don't miss it at The Stand Edinburgh on Sunday 24th March!


Stephen Bailey: Crass

26th March 2024

Stephen Bailey makes a very welcome return to the stage with his brand new live show, CRASS! Don't miss him live at The Stand Edinburgh on March 26th!


Charlie Baker 24 Hour Pasty People

9th April 2024

Award-winning comedian, tap dancer and Talksport radio host Charlie Baker brings an hour of stand-up drenched in manure, cider and clotted cream to the Stand Edinburgh on 9th April!


Paul Riley: The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot

18th April 2024

In a career spanning over 35 years of acting, writing and performing, Paul Riley is delighted to announce his brand new stand-up show for 2024 “The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot”.


Dan Jones: This Seems Ambitious

21st April 2024

Fresh from his sellout Edinburgh Fringe run; award-winning comedian Dan Jones brings his debut stand-up show to The Stand Edinburgh!


Ed Patrick: Catch Your Breath

30th April 2024

NHS anaesthetist, comedian and author Ed Patrick brings a gut-punch show to The Stand Edinburgh!


Fin Taylor: Ask Your Mother

1st May 2024

Fresh from the viral success of his hit web series Fin vs The Internet, that comedian your mother doesn’t like you seeing shares a new hour of brutally funny stand-up for 2024.


Tom Houghton: It’s Not Ideal

9th May 2024

Multi-viral and social media sensation Tom Houghton sets out on the road with his biggest and most hilarious show yet, don't miss him live at the Stand Edinburgh on May 9th!


Chris Kent - Back At It

19th May 2024

Cork man Chris Kent brings his brand new show 'Back At It' to The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on 19th May!


Catherine Bohart: Again, With Feelings

22nd May 2024

Catherine Bohart is back with her new show 'Again, With Feelings'. Catch her at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on Wednesday 22 May!


Paddy Raff: Gimme A Minute

23rd May 2024

Northern Ireland comedy sensation Paddy Raff brings his popular brand of stand-up & musical comedy to The Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd May!


Jake Lambert: The Sunshine Kid

17th September 2024

Described as 'A joke machine' by The Telegraph, Jake Lambert is trying to figure out who he is and who everyone else is, too! Join him at The Stand Edinburgh for his new show, The Sunshine Kid!


Matt Bragg: Matt Bragg Has Nothing Wrong with Him

4th October 2024

Recently described by Chortle as a mix between Jack Dee and Frank Skinner wrapped in a Mod's fashion sense, Matt Bragg is taking his debut show on tour! Catch him at the Stand Edinburgh in 2024!


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