The New Town venue hosts a panoply of fun shows over the next few months
A whole month now separates us from the embarrassment of riches that was this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. But comedy isn't just for August, and the Gilded Balloon have a terrific year-round programme to keep you laughing throughout the remaining 11 months, including special shows for Halloween, Christmas and Hogmanay. Best of all, locals (anyone with an EH postcode) can enjoy 15% off tickets for resident shows. Here's a sample of their upcoming shows to warm your cockles as the nights draw in.
The Comedy Show Fill your weekend with laughter every Friday and Saturday. Featuring the likes of Scott Gibson, Jay Lafferty, Alfie Brown, Evelyn Mock, Elf Lyons and many more. Fridays 4 Oct–6 Dec, 8pm & Saturdays 5 Oct–7 Dec, 8pm.
Elf Lyons: Love Songs to Guinea Pigs Surreal tale of love and loneliness from the 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee. Sun 13 Oct, 8pm.
Fred MacAulay in Conversation Comedy legend Fred MacAulay hosts a monthly chat show featuring guests from the worlds of sport, entertainment, business and politics. Sun 13 Oct, Sun 10 Nov & Sun 8 Dec, 5pm.
The Comedy Show: New Sh*t You could spot tomorrow's stand-up star at this ultra-cheap night of new comedy. Also featuring some familiar faces trying out new material. Thu 3 Oct, Thu 17 Oct, Thu 31 Oct & 14 Nov, 8pm.
Scott Gibson and Pals Try New Jokes Join comedian Scott Gibson and friends as they try out new material. Wed 16 Oct, Wed 13 Nov & Wed 11 Dec, 8pm.
Besoms Comedy A monthly evening of comedy featuring under-represented groups (plus 'at least one boy on the bill'). Thu 24 Oct, Thu 28 Nov & Thu 27 Dec, 8pm.
Rootsbase Monthly showcase of the best in trad music. Upcoming guests include Adam Holmes, Assynt and Joy Dunlop. Tue 29 Oct, Tue 26 Nov & Tue 17 Dec, 8pm.
Cally Beaton: Invisible Autobiographical comedy show by Cally Beaton, inspired by Yann Moix's remark that women over 50 years of age are invisible to him. Wed 30 Oct, 7.30pm.
Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse The much-loved comedian (and Derry Girls star) presents his brand new show. Sat 2 Nov, 6pm.
Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior Shappi recounts her journey through the 90s comedy club scene with plenty of sharp-tongued gags. Mon 4 Nov, 7.30pm.
Larry Dean: Work in Progress Work-in-progress show from last year's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show nominee. Thu 21 Nov, 8pm.
Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show Dinosaur fanatic Harriet Dyer presents her hilarious Fringe-fresh show. Wed 27 Nov, 7.30pm.
Veteran comic celebrates three decades in the business, from his revelation on his 30th birthday that there must be more to life than crunching numbers as an accountant, to highlights and observations from his career in stand-up, television and radio.
Invisible is an unflinching, hilarious and unexpected insight into life at an age when the world ghosts you. Cally recalls the time she nearly disappeared in Iceland (the country, not the shop). From behind the lines of the mid-life resistance she gets her shellacked claws into survival, turning gender stereotypes on…
After a sell-out international tour and smash-hit Live at the Apollo debut, Larry Dean comes to the Basement to try out some new material. As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store and Roast Battle.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018 Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016.
Ok, we get it – young, straight, white dudes are funny! No arguments here but there is soooo much more funny to see. Besoms is a shot across the bow from the underrepresented. A monthly night bringing you the best from across comedy’s glorious communities. What they have in common is they are funny as fuck!
Crowned Traditional Singer of the Year from major Celtic festivals to touring the UK, Europe, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.
Through her singing, she showcases Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots.
Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2016, 2011 & 2010, she has also…
Bringing you the very best in Trad music every month!
Up and Coming Artist of the Year 2018’, Scots Trad Music Awards, ‘Assynt’ draw upon influences from traditional Scottish fiddle and pipe music, in particular the Highland and Gaelic traditions. Described by Folk Radio as “refreshingly contemporary”, their…