- Box office 0131 558 7272
- General enquiries 0131 558 7272
- Seasonal times Festival variations
- Bar open Sun–Thu 7.30pm–1am; Fri/Sat 7pm–1am.
- Food served Thu 7.30–8.30pm; Fri/Sat 7–8.30pm; Sun 12.30–1.30pm..
- Average price £11 (evening meal)
- Website www.thestand.co.uk
Cheerful cavern with all the ingredients required for eating, drinking and being merry.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The Stand is every inch the classic comedy club, and one that comics love to play. Its basement location is dark and a little dingy, but the music and the crowd are upbeat and there’s plenty on offer to line the stomach before indulging in a little merriment. The menu is mostly a tribute to the Mexican art of folding and toasting tortillas in various ways, with nachos, burritos and the cheesiest Philly cheese steak tacos known to man, all served with a fresh salad to reduce the subsequent risk of heart attack, plus some particularly good chunky chips to bring it back up again. Potato lovers will appreciate the rooster skins, generously filled with the likes of meat or veg chilli, or barbeque pulled pork. There’s also a fine bar selection to help the laughter along, including a house brew by Belhaven and a decent assortment of wines and spirits.
- High point: A great night out
- Low point: If you don’t queue early , you’ll probably end up standing
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses)
- Live entertainment: Comedy 7 nights a week
- Capacity: 100 seated (plus 60 standing)
- Largest group: Group booking at box office discretion, not keen on stag and hen parties etc.
- Open since: 1995
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £16.50 per bottle
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Am I Right Ladies!?
Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show 'Am I Right Ladies!?' to Brighton. Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as 'one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade’ (The Guardian) and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special and this is the follow up! Her joke on the Thigh…
Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z
One half of the satirical podcast The Bugle is back with a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy.
Bank Holiday Special
Celebrate the Bank Holiday in style with a night of top comedy!
Sun 16 Apr
Sun 30 Apr
Benefit in Aid of Abused Men in Scotland
Abused Men in Scotland is a charity supporting men experiencing domestic abuse. They run a national helpline and offer a dedicated one to one support service in Edinburgh. Please join us for a brilliant night of comedy in support of their important work. With five acts TBC! To ensure the maximum donation goes…
Benefit in Aid of Pilton Community Health Project
Pilton Community Health Project has been working in the Pilton area since 1984 - that makes it the oldest community health project in Scotland. We use a social model of health - looking at how health is affected by everyday life and is as much about the quality of your emotional and social situation as about your…
Benefit in aid of RNIB
The Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland works on behalf of 180,000 people living with sight loss. This show will help raise funds for their Talking Book Service. RNIB supports blind and partially sighted children and adults across Edinburgh and the Lothians by providing rehabilitation and social work…
Benefit in Aid of The Cyrenians
Cyrenians mission is to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey. Their 36 services support a diverse range of ages and backgrounds and aim to support people whilest helping to create an inclusive society. Please join us for a brilliant night of comedy in support of their vital…
Benefit in Aid of Voluntary Service Overseas
VSO Voluntary Service Overseas is an international development organisation that uses volunteers to fight poverty. They work at improving education, health and livelihoods in 24 low income countries. Join us for a fantastic night of comedy in support of their vital work. With five acts TBC! To ensure the maximum…
Best of Scottish Comedy
Talk about doing what it says on the tin! Here you go a carload of simply the best comics on the contemporary Scottish circuit. At least four acts on every bill with seasoned headliners joining forces with newer kids on the comedy block each month.
Bona Fide is a new show which asks the cream of Scotland's comics to prove their worth by performing material written especially for the theme of the night. You will have never heard any of this before - you probably won't again. Every night is for one night only!
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. Authoritatively original and brilliantly entertaining. We don't discriminate by subject, experience or fame: we just pick brilliant people, telling jokes and funny…
Carl Donnelly: Bad Man Tings
Join Carl Donnelly for an all new hour of funnies as he takes us through his thoughts on reaching the ripe old age of 34, the age that is statistically the happiest of your life. Following the mess that was his late twenties and early thirties (involving divorce, depression, hallucinogens and worse) Carl has now seemingly…
Carl Hutchinson LIVE
Multi-award winning and one of the UK's most in-demand comedians today, Carl is sure to put on a great night of comedy as he always does.
Tribe Porty Youth Theatre will have you rolling in the aisles! 8 brave mini comedians will don the iconic Stand stage to dazzle you with their comic timing, reduce you to tears with hilarious sketches and blow you away with their pint sized stand up routines. Age ain't nothing but a number. Come and join us for an…
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure 333 - (Performance in English)
SORRY! THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - PLEASE CHECK FUTURE DATES FOR AVAILABILITY. To be first in the know about hot ticket events, why not become a member! Click here to find out more! Eddie will perform his Force Majeure show 3 times in 3 languages over 3 one hour shows. (This Performance in English) Eddie Izzard…
Wed 22 Mar
£18 / 0131 558 7272
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure 333 - (Performance in French)
Eddie will perform his Force Majeure show 3 times in 3 languages over 3 one hour shows. (This Performance in French) Eddie Izzard first performed his 333 shows in Caen, Normandy on 6 June 2014 for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide The Stand has a strict policy against ticket…
Wed 22 Mar
£18 / 0131 558 7272
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure 333 - (Performance in German)
Eddie will perform his Force Majeure show 3 times in 3 languages over 3 one hour shows. (This Performance in German) Eddie Izzard first performed his 333 shows in Caen, Normandy on 6 June 2014 for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide The Stand has a strict policy against ticket…
Wed 22 Mar
£18 / 0131 558 7272
Fern Brady: Live US Album Recording
Be a part of the live recording of Fern Brady's second solo show ‘Male Comedienne', a show which sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe through word of mouth alone. This show is being recorded for distribution in America by Comedy Dynamics who've produced albums and Netflix specials for the likes of Louis CK, Bill Burr and Doug…
Foil Arms and Hog - DoomDah
Irish comedy, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, potato, you racist. Ireland's top comedy trio. Sold out Edfringe 2009-2016. Over ten million hits on YouTube. Foil, Arms and Hog present a delicious blend of bizarre, surreal and hilarious comedy scenes with outrageous…
Frankie Boyle: Work in Progress
SORRY! THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT - PLEASE CHECK FUTURE DATES FOR AVAILABILITY. To be first in the know about hot ticket events, why not become a member! Click here to find out more! Glasgow Shows 27th Feb 19th June 26th June 28th June Edinburgh Shows 30th May 31st May 4th June 6th June…
The Friday Show
Let your hair down at the end of the week with fabulous fun this Friday. We've put together a prime stand-up show with five of the best acts on the Scottish and International circuits. We open from 7pm so you can take advantage of our lovely home- cooked food too.
Fri 3 Mar
Fri 10 Mar
Fri 17 Mar
Gavin Webster’s Northern Hemisphere Tour
After a successful World Tour last year in FIVE different worldwide venues from South Durham to North Tyneside, Gavin Webster the self styled, joke engineering, Geordie King of the service stations brings his Northern Hemisphere tour to Edinburgh Stand on April 26th. Expect a packed hour of biting, sneering satire with…
Iain Connell and Robert Florence: Uncles
SORRY, SOLD OUT! If there are any uncollected tickets they will go back on sale on the door 15 mins before the show starts. Please note that it will be standing room only by this point. Robert Florence & Iain Connell, creators of hit BBC sketch show Burnistoun, are taking their hilarious new live show ‘Uncles' on…
Iain Stirling: Onwards!
Iain Stirling explores the perception of his generation within today’s society and looks at their function within it.
Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor
Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it's worth talking about. Fresh from a smash hit Edinburgh Fringe premiere, Eat The Poor is a riotously funny musical comedy about inequality, revolution, friendship and…
Josh Howie’s Messed Up
Fresh from creating and starring in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom and having performed his unique brand of painfully honest stand-up at the top comedy clubs and festivals in the UK and internationally, Josh Howie is embarking on his first UK tour. It might not be easy living with him and it's not easy being him, but it is…
Josie Long: Something Better
The politically astute Sidcup-born comedian, who took part in the Channel 4 show Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, waxes lyrical about optimism, hopefulness and the giddy joys of surrounding yourself with people you can look up to.
Larry Dean: Farcissist
After an incredible year in which he performed at Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, appeared on Live From The BBC and Comedy Central's Live From The Comedy Store, award-winning comedian Larry Dean embarks on his debut UK tour. Off the back of a break-up and facing the introspection that such a…
Lee Kyle - Burning This Place to the Ground
Come and see Lee Kyle do his show, it's good. Mind you, this is him typing this so he's bound to say that. If you have seen him do comedy and liked it, you might like this show, if you have seen him and thought he was rubbish, this might change your mind I suppose, probably not. If you don't rate him, I'm perplexed as…
Marcel Lucont's Whine List
The 2012 Amused Moose Award-winning alter-ego of Buckinghamshire-born Alexis Dubus offers arrogant musings on culture and Gallic superiority.
Martin Mor: Funny Stuff For Happy People
Kids! Do you need somewhere to take your adults without them getting bored and going in a huff? Bring them to FUNNY STUFF FOR HAPPY PEOPLE where the adults can have just as good a time as the kids. An hour of comedy, circus, storytelling, poetry and stupid science. This show is suitable for children and adults of…
Patrick Monahan - That 80s Show
A fun filled first half full of games and dancing warms up for the second half which is That 80s Show making a great night out! It's the 1980's and Patrick's Irish Iranian family arrive in Teesside escaping from the Iran war. Patrick's memories and reminiscences of being an immigrant to Great Britain combined with…
Phill Jupitus- Work in Progress
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus as he tries out new material ahead of Edinburgh Fringe! Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2's pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live…
Our long-running weekly beginner's showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. Catch up to ten new acts – some treading the boards for the very first time. This is where everyone starts and it's your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Watch out for older hands dropping in to try out new material too.
Mon 27 Feb
Mon 6 Mar
Mon 13 Mar
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
Edinburgh Comedy Award winning show from the Fife-born performer.
Richard Herring: The Best
A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.
Richard Melvin Presents: More Radio Recordings!
Richard Melvin Presents another night of radio recordings on The Stand's world famous tiny stage. Expect big names and rising stars.
Tue 7 Mar
Tue 4 Apr
Rob Auton: The Sleep Show
A show about sleep from the York-born stand-up.
The Saturday Show
Our fabulous flagship Saturday show has been sold out every week for the past five years. And no wonder- it's the best night out in Edinburgh. Five different acts on every bill including our top drawer resident comperes and the best headliners from the UK and abroad. And we're open from 7pm so you can take advantage of…
Sat 4 Mar
Sat 11 Mar
Sat 18 Mar
The Song of Fergus and Kate
£16 FAMILY TICKET (2 ADULTS, 2 KIDS/1 ADULT, 3 KIDS) AVAILABLE BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE ON 0131 558 7272 Watch This Space Productions Presents: The Song of Fergus and Kate “I'm a monster” Fergus admitted, “you'd better go and let me be” but the girl said “I've never met a monster, come out and let me see.” Do…
Stand Spotlight - Family - In Aid of Dr Bell's Family Centre
For each Stand Spotlight we invite some of the best up and coming comedians to shine a light on a different topic, tying in with our charity theme. Be the first to see this brand new material – and your ticket money goes to a good cause! This show will centre on the topic ‘Family'. Ticket money will be donated to the…
Wed 10 May
Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 7272
Stand Spotlight - Sex - In Aid of Health Opportunities Team
For each Stand Spotlight we invite some of the best up and coming comedians to shine a light on a different topic, tying in with our charity theme. Be the first to see this brand new material – and your ticket money goes to a good cause! This show will centre on the topic ‘Sex'. Ticket money will be donated to the…
Wed 1 Mar
Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 7272
Stand Spotlight - The Future - In Aid of Fresh Start
For each Stand Spotlight we invite some of the best up and coming comedians to shine a light on a different topic, tying in with our charity theme. Be the first to see this brand new material – and your ticket money goes to a good cause! This show will centre on the topic ‘The Future'. Ticket money will be donated to…
Tue 27 Jun
Prices to be confirmed / 0131 558 7272
Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show
Our long-running improvised comedy show will have you in stitches. Marvel as resident duo Stu & Garry weave comedy magic from your suggestions. It's the perfect way to nurse a hangover and a sure-fire way to kick-start your weekend after the big night out. There's a special menu too so you'll be in danger of laughing…
The Sunday Night Laugh-In
Round off the weekend with our comedy cocktail which has the emphasis on the chilled and the laid back. At least five acts on each bill ensure variety and great value.
Sun 5 Mar
Sun 2 Apr
Sun 23 Apr
The Thursday Show
The weekend starts here! Five acts on a two hour stand-up showcase. Featuring our ace comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer. Great show and great value as it's usually the same line-up as our premium Saturday night show for a fiver less. Come down early and take…
Thu 2 Mar
Thu 9 Mar
Thu 16 Mar
Bulletin Board Caledonia presents Mark Nelson, Keir McAllister, Stuart Murphy and Vladimir McTavish in Topical Storm Satirical Comedy for a Radical Scotland Following the success of Aye Right? How No? at the 2014 Fringe, and in a post-referendum, post-2015 election society, McTavish, Nelson and McAllister return…
Viva La Shambles
Come join anarchic makers of madness Viva La Shambles for their monthly night of chaotic live comedy. A collective of Edinburgh's top comics join forces to provide an evenings worth of entertainment, with the emphasis on the alternative. A creative playground for comedians to try the weird, strange and downright silly. A…
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