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The Stand Comedy Club

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New Town
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Address: 5 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EB, Scotland
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+44 131 558 7272

Intimate purpose-built comedy club open 7 nights a week.

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Great night comedy fabulous but sadly very let down by the seating so uncomfortable spoils the experience. Come on comedy club spend a little on decent seats

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jean S
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some really brilliant comedy! Drinks aren't cheap but after paying for the comedians I'm sure they need to make up for the cash somewhere! Payment was tenner a ticket and for four acts not including the host it was great value for money! We turned up at 7.30 when doors opened after reading advice from others re. Turning up early... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great night comedy fabulous but sadly very let down by the seating so uncomfortable spoils the experience. Come on comedy club spend a little on decent seats

Thank Jean S
Wigan, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I frequently go to comedy shows and visited The Stand last night for he first time. The venue is lovely and intimate and the acts were incredibly funny, amongst the best we've ever seen. I gave it 4/5 stars for the seating issue. We arrived at 8pm for the 9pm show and had to stand, but it... More 

Thank haefoster
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The comedy that we saw on Friday night was excellent. The compere linked everything together perfectly - picking on the audience a little but only in a friendly way and nothing that made me scared to make eye contact! We got there at 6:50 and stood in a small queue and we got a table for 2 in the second... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the reviews I was really worried about not getting a seat and having to stand. The (Thursday) show was due to start at 9 and the club opened at 7.30, we got there at around 7.20 and joined the minor queue outside. We had a nice table with a good view but because you weren't allowed to move... More 

Thank jennycosens
Egremont, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This club is in a small cellar bar. We visited on a Friday (its open 7 nights)If you want to have a seat you need to be in at least an hour before the scheduled start. The bar is very sweaty and cramped they really pack them in. Toilet are of poor quality hold it in if you can. The... More 

Thank Ian C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is undoubtedly me and the Mrs favourite place in Edinburgh. We stumbled upon this place a few years back and have never turned back. We love booking a hotel in York place for the night so we can have a night at the Stand. The place is so intimate.. it's like having a comedian in your lounge.. the staff... More 

Thank Westley26
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been a few times now to the Stand since moving to Edinburgh. Comedians every night have been superb and engaging. The beers and entrance prices are always very reasonable and value for money. Just make sure you get there early otherwise you could end up standing, or worse being right in the front row! Staff are always very good... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Saturday. The comedy was good, no gripes there, and all and the staff were polite. Selection of drinks reasonable, not great though. My issue is that I booked online for myself & my girlfriend for our weekend visit to Edinburgh. We turned up 45 mins before the performance and all tables and chairs were taken. I could see... More 

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StandBoxOffice, Marketing & Sales Manager at The Stand Comedy Club, responded to this review

Hi, We do take on board the comments and reviews we receive from our visitors so thank you for getting in touch. Firstly I'm glad that you enjoyed the comedy and found the staff to be polite. I'm sorry that your experience wasn't what you had expected due to standing in the venue. The email confirmation you will have received... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

You cannot fault them for offering a free comedy show on a Sunday afternoon. (1.30). Get there early to get snacks and a table! Something different to do and fun. Before the show the have food like nachos and wedges that looked ace. I just got drinks and crisps from the bar- very cheap actually. Stu and Gary were entertaining.... More 

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