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 19th January 2024 - 26th July 2024

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 20th January 2024 - 27th July 2024

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


Red Raw

Selected dates between 22nd January 2024 - 29th July 2024

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.


The Edit

Selected dates between 24th January 2024 - 25th June 2024

The Edit provides audiences with the opportunity to see several comedians trying out new political gear at the end of each month.


Stu and Garry’s Free Improv Show

Selected dates between 6th February 2024 - 3rd December 2024

Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions in our long-running improvised show.


Bona Fide

Selected dates between 11th February 2024 - 1st December 2024

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!


Susan Morrison is historically funny

Selected dates between 25th February 2024 - 29th December 2024

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 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

Selected dates between 20th March 2024 - 23rd July 2024

Take two top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and you have the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI)!


The Bright Club

Selected dates between 24th April 2024 - 18th December 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.


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!


Mary Bourke - The Best Of Me!

19th May 2024

Irish Comic Mary Bourke is taping her comedy special! It's one hundred per cent pure comedy gold that is rammed full of top quality jokes and storytelling.


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!


WiFi Wars

1st June 2024

WiFi Wars returns with the live comedy game show where you all play along! Don't miss it at The Stand Edinburgh on 1st June!


Patrick Monahan: Exclusively

2nd June 2024

High energy comedy meets hilarious material. Patrick Monahan works the room, makes an effortless connection and becomes everybody’s favourite comedian!


Bilar Zafar: Imposter

8th June 2024

Bilal Zafar, nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe and winner of New Act of the Year 2016, is back with a brand-new show. Catch him at The Stand Edinburgh on 8th June!


Marjolein Robertson: Thank God Fish Don’t Have Hands

9th June 2024

Shetland comedian Marjolein performs her sell-out, five star, ADHD fueled show, Thank God Fish Don't Have Hands, at the Stand Edinburgh on Sunday 9 June!


Rogier Bak: Made in USA (WIP)

23rd June 2024

Dutch comedian Rogier Bak is excited to bring his solo show to the UK for the very first time. Catch him at The Stand Edinburgh on 23rd June!


Mark Thomas: Gaffa Tapes

31st July 2024 - 25th August 2024

With a recentish step towards theatre in his last few shows, Mark is back to his finest stand-up form and anti-Tory sentiment in Gaffa Tapes, his latest Edinburgh offering.


Carl Hutchinson - Today Years Old

5th September 2024

Carl Hutchinson is back for a third consecutive back-to-back tour which will see him return to The Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 5th September!


Andrew O’Neill: Geburah

15th September 2024

Fresh from acting opposite John Hamm in Good Omens 2, cult comedian and nonbinary whirlwind Andrew O'Neill presents an act of symbolic, magical regicide.


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!


Myra Dubois: Be Well

21st September 2024

Having left audiences across the globe in physical pain from laughter with her take-no-prisoners brand of rapid-fire comedy, Myra DuBois returns to The Stand Edinburgh with Be Well!


Andy Parsons: Bafflingly Optimistic

24th September 2024

Andy is back with his brand new tour, Bafflingly Optimistic, and brings it to The Stand Edinburgh on Tuesday 24 September!


Gavin Webster: An Evening Of Swearing and Shouting

26th September 2024

Expect to be entertained with swears and shouts when Gavin Webster brings his upcoming tour to The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on Thursday 26th September!


Lloyd Griffiths: Baroque & Roll

29th September 2024

Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his 2023 UK arena tour, comedian Lloyd Griffith brings his brand new show ‘Baroque and Roll’ to The Stand Edinburgh on 29th September!


Matt Bragg: Matt Bragg Has Nothing Wrong with Him - CANCELLED

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!


Travis Jay: Travisty

9th October 2024

Following his sell-out show at London's Bloomsbury Theatre, his run at Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, Travis Jay brings his brand-new show to the Stand!


Emma Doran - Dilemma!

10th October 2024

Emma Doran is one of the most exciting stand-ups to emerge from these shores in years, don't miss her live at The Stand Edinburgh with her new show, Dilemma!


Sean Collins: Still Smokin Funny

17th October 2024

Sean Collins, a stalwart of the standup scene with three decades of uproarious experience, bring his new show 'Still Smokin' Funny' to The Stand Edinburgh!


Urzila Carlson: Just Jokes

21st October 2024

South African-New Zealander Comedian, Urzila Carlson returns to tour the UK with her new show 'Just Jokes' and brings it to The Stand Edinburgh on 21st October!


Kai Humphries: Gallivanting

27th October 2024

Co-star of the brilliantly funny podcast Sloss and Humphries on the Road, Kai Humphries brings his new show 'Gallivanting' to the The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh on 27th October!


Finlay Christie - OK Zoomer

2nd November 2024

Fast-rising star and award-winning stand-up Finlay Christie brings his show OK Zoomer to The Stand Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd November!


Colin Hoult: Colin

13th November 2024

The 2022 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee heads back out on tour. This time as himself, Colin!


Chloe Petts: How You See Me, How You Don’t

5th March 2025

After two consecutive critically acclaimed shows, rising star Chloe Petts is back on the road with a brand-new hour... and this time she's getting personal!


Ania Magliano: Forgive Me, Father

13th March 2025

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show 2023 nominee Ania Magliano is back on tour! Don't miss 'Forgive Me, Father' at The Stand Edinburgh on Thursday 13th March!


Russell Hicks: Happy to be Here

16th March 2025

American Stand Up comedian Russell Hicks heads out on his first tour with a date at The Stand Edinburgh on Sunday 16th March!


Eshaan Akbar: Live 2025

27th March 2025

Eshaan Akbar is back doing jokes on tour! His previous tour, the Pretender, was described by The Times as 'pretty sick' (not an actual quote) so this one is likely to be mad good!


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