A guide to comedy venues in Scotland

Bars, clubs and venues hosting comedy nights in Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond

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A guide to comedy venues in Scotland

You can’t really talk about stand-up comedy in Scotland without mentioning the Stand Comedy Club, a venue that attracts top touring comics, household names trying out new material and is a platform for young comics to get their big break with Red Raw.

In Edinburgh, The Shack runs weekend gigs and a Gong Show, the Beehive Inn has its own newbie night and Beatnik Comedy resides at the Tron).

In Glasgow, Jongleurs runs a club at the Glasshouse, and there are talent nights for new comics and circuit stand-ups with Pop-Up Comedy at the Halt Bar, Comedy @ the State at the State Bar and there’s a new material night at Vespbar.

Outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Just Laugh runs regular nights in Perth, Inverness and Dundee and arts venues and pubs across the country will house comedians from time to time.


1. andrew learmonth8 Nov 2012, 4:00pm Report

In Glasgow there's also the Greater Shawlands Republic night on the first Sunday of the Month at the Bungo in Glasgow's Southside. Bruce Morton and I host it every month and always have quality headliners and support acts.

Our listing on The List is here http://www.list.co.uk/event/245262-the-greater-shawlands-republic/

I don't believe the Shack in Edinburgh hosts comedy any more.

It's also worth mentioning the Breakneck Comedy Empire in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. They run every Tuesday night in Snafu and every Friday and Saturday night in the Blue Lamp in Aberdeen and have monthly gigs in Banchory, Stonehaven, Inverurie and other places.

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