What's On in Edinburgh in April


Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 1st April 2018


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 1st April 2018

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 with your mouth full.
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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 1st April 2018


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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 1st April 2018

Celebrate the Bank Holiday in style with a night of top comedy! And we’re open from 7pm so you can take advantage of our lovely home-cooked food too.
With Gary Little , Ria Lina , Bryan Ghosh and host Joe Heenan .


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Red Raw

Monday 2nd April 2018


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 2nd April 2018

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.

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Benefit in Aid of Abused Men in Scotland

Tuesday 3rd April 2018


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Benefit in Aid of Abused Men in Scotland

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS), in partnership with Rowan Alba , offers email and telephone support nationwide to all male victims of domestic abuse. AMIS also offer face to face support in the Edinburgh area.
Please join us for a fantastic night of comedy in support of their important work.
With give great acts TBC!
To ensure the maximum donation reaches the charity, we are not taking advance payment for this show. Tickets are £10 and can be reserved to pay cash on arrival by calling 0131 558 7272.

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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 4th April 2018


19:30


20:30



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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 4th April 2018

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 night like no other.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 5th April 2018


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 5th April 2018

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 advantage of our lovely home-cooked hot food too!
With Bennett Arron , Damian Clark and host Jay Lafferty .


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The Friday Show

Friday 6th April 2018


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 6th April 2018

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.
With Bennett Arron , Damian Clark and host Jay Lafferty .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 7th April 2018


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 7th April 2018

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 our lovely home-cooked food too.
Please note we require a payment in advance for Saturday evenings, there is a 50p surcharge per ticket for all card payments.
With Bennett Arron , Damian Clark and host Jay Lafferty .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 8th April 2018


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 8th April 2018

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 with your mouth full.
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Andrew Ryan & Chris Kent: The Fully Corked Tour

Sunday 8th April 2018


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Andrew Ryan & Chris Kent: The Fully Corked Tour

Sunday 8th April 2018

Irish Comedians Andrew Ryan ‘Utterly Brilliant going to be a huge star’ Timeout & Chris Kent ‘Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered’ Scotsman .
Both hailing from Cork in Ireland, they’re bringing a double header of their unique brand of Comedy on tour in the UK in 2017.
Andrew’s quintessentially Irish storytelling abilities and cheeky, friendly demeanor make him a natural observational stand up. A regular at the Edinburgh Festival and one of the most in demand acts on the Uk & Irish comedy scene.
'Hard not to enjoy’ ★★★★ Daily Record
‘An hour of hilarious comedy’ ★★★★ Edfestmag
He has performed stand-up on BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live on BBC3, Comedy Central at the Comedy Store for Comedy Central & BBC1’s The Blame Game.


Chris’s anecdotal stand up comedy has made him a firm favorite in Ireland and in the UK. Fresh from selling out his 2016 Irish tour, Chris is a regular at the Edinburgh festival and has performed all over the world from Australia to America. He recently appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central on Comedy Central, guest panelist RTE’s Next Year’s News and a regular contributor to RTE radio.
‘Breathes new life into anecdotal comedy’ List ★★★★


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Red Raw

Monday 9th April 2018


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 9th April 2018

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.

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Bona Fide

Tuesday 10th April 2018


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Bona Fide

Tuesday 10th April 2018

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!

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Lee Kyle: Folly

Wednesday 11th April 2018


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20:30



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Lee Kyle: Folly

Wednesday 11th April 2018

At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Lee Kyle got a really nice review. The bit that stuck in his mind was that 'It would be good to see him find more of his audience'.
"Yeah" he thought "It bloody would!"
So, in a moment of madness, he has decided to bite off more than he can chew and has booked a 30+ date national tour, as an attempt to answer the question "What happens if you do a tour while not actually being famous?"
Then, as if that wasn't enough, he is ending the tour with a gig in a 400 seat theatre in his home town.
He'll also be recording a documentary as he goes, while hoping not to regret it.
He's good by the way, should have probably have said that earlier. He's done a bit of telly and radio but nothing you'll have seen, which is a good thing really or the whole point of the tour won't have made sense.
He had a book out last year, that was in the top ten comedians books on Amazon UK and led to almost no rasing of his profile. His podcast with Sammy Dobson (From BBCs Boy Meets Girl (Yep, she's better known)) is called Which Is The Best? and is funny and is liked by people who like it.
Come on, get on board, take a chance. Be cool.
‘Whip smart jokes’ **** One4review
‘Sidesplittingly Funny’ ***** Vegas Seven
‘Top up-and-coming comedy performer’ BBC
‘Had everyone on their feet - Sublimely ridiculous’ Northern Echo
‘A brilliant performance.. Pure genius!’ NARC Magazine
‘Subtle genius’ NE1 Magazine


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 12th April 2018


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21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 12th April 2018

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 advantage of our lovely home-cooked hot food too!
With John Gordillo , John Lynn , Daisy Earl and host Vladimir McTavish .


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The Friday Show

Friday 13th April 2018


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 13th April 2018

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.
With John Gordillo , John Lynn , Daisy Earl and host Vladimir McTavish .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 14th April 2018


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 14th April 2018

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 our lovely home-cooked food too.
Please note we require a payment in advance for Saturday evenings, there is a 50p surcharge per ticket for all card payments.
With John Gordillo , John Lynn , Daisy Earl and host Vladimir McTavish .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 15th April 2018


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 15th April 2018

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 with your mouth full.
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Adam Hess: Cactus & Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle

Sunday 15th April 2018


19:30


20:30



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Adam Hess: Cactus & Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle

Sunday 15th April 2018

Adam Hess: Cactus
star of Tonight at the London Palladium, Live from the BBC and other stuff returns for another smash-hit show. He's five foot eleven, he hates other families' plates, and he had his 18th birthday party on a riverboat on the Thames so when people realised how boring it was they couldn't leave.
‘I’ve seen few shows that are funnier’ Times
‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian on the Fringe’ Independent
‘One of the most out and out hilarious shows on the Fringe’ ****1/2 Chortle
www.adamhess.co.uk

Glenn Moore: The Very Best of Belinda Carlisle
'Tipped for great things' GQ , Glenn Moore presents his second 'relentlessly silly, gag-laden show' List . This time he's living with his granddad and trying to solve the case of a missing person.
As seen as on Mock the Week. As heard on the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio, and BBC Radio 4.
★★★★ List
★★★★ Herald ,
★★★★E dinburgh Festivals Magazine
@TheNewsAtGlenn

Please Note: show duration 2 x 60 mins with interval
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Red Raw

Monday 16th April 2018


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 16th April 2018

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.
With headliner Gus Lymburn .

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Rob Auton - The Hair Show

Tuesday 17th April 2018


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20:30



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Rob Auton - The Hair Show

Tuesday 17th April 2018

A show for anyone who has, or has had, hair and hairs.
Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s ‘Poet In Residence’) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show that explores hair and hairs.
Rob casts an introspective eye over the world of hair, underpinned by leaving his head hair and beard to their own devices until he has performed The Hair Show for the final time. Join Rob as he explores the importance of appearance and how people react to someone who looks like he has checked out.
For the past five years Rob has used his command of words and distinctive unconventional humour to explore seemingly mundane subjects: sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow. These shows have given rise to a cult status at the Fringe. His unique world view has been acknowledged through being shortlisted for the prestigious Spoken Word Award by the Arts Foundation, receiving a Best Short Film nomination for the The Peamaster, which he co-wrote and starred in, at the Milan Film Festival.
Alongside performing solo, Rob hosts 'the best poetry gig in the UK' Times Bang Said The Gun. The spoken-word night’s raucous and anarchic spirit attracts a rich mix of new talent and some of the most established names in poetry/music including KATE TEMPEST, ROGER MCGOUGH and JOHN HEGLEY.
'A genuine original' Guardian
'One of my absolute favourites' Daniel Kitson
'His absurd brand of stand-up and poetry is exactly what the country needs right now' Huffington Post
‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch’ Independent
'I haven’t seen anything else quite like it, or him' Stage


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Topical Storm

Wednesday 18th April 2018


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Topical Storm

Wednesday 18th April 2018

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 with a new satirical show. A mix of stand-up, chat, comment and left-field answers to the nation’s big questions.
'Satirical barbs and neat twists on Scotland’s culture' Scotsman
'Insightful, satirical political comedy' Skinny



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 19th April 2018


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21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 19th April 2018

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 advantage of our lovely home-cooked hot food too!
With Jo Caulfield , Chris Forbes , Joe Wells and host Martin Mor .


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The Friday Show

Friday 20th April 2018


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 20th April 2018

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.
With Jo Caulfield , Chris Forbes , Joe Wells and host Martin Mor .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 21st April 2018


19:00


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 21st April 2018

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 our lovely home-cooked food too.
Please note we require a payment in advance for Saturday evenings, there is a 50p surcharge per ticket for all card payments.
With Jo Caulfield , Chris Forbes , Joe Wells and host Martin Mor .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 22nd April 2018


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 22nd April 2018

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 with your mouth full.
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Carl Hutchinson - LIVE

Sunday 22nd April 2018


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Carl Hutchinson - LIVE

Sunday 22nd April 2018

One of the UK’s most in-demand comics Carl Hutchinson is set to perform his brand new show across the UK. Expect killer gags, highly entertaining stories and the trademark twisted logic that has made Carl a must-see fixture in the comedy world, it’s fair to say that 'Hutchinson has it all' BroadwayBaby
From tales of pulling sickies as a teacher to his family upbringing and wrestling with his favourite vices, this new show is easily the most brutally honest and hilariously self-deprecating outing for this Geordie comedian.
Chris Ramsey's tour support and as seen on Comedy Central's Stand Up Central & The Chris Ramsey show
‘An absolute must… the next big thing!’ Skinny
'Hutchinson’s trump card is the way he interacts with the audience, rolling with every ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ his material generated, giving a dynamism and spontaneity to his performance' Chortle
'The comedy catalyst to a great night out' ThreeWeeks



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Red Raw

Monday 23rd April 2018


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Red Raw

Monday 23rd April 2018

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.

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ANNA MORRIS: BITCHELORS

Tuesday 24th April 2018


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ANNA MORRIS: BITCHELORS

Tuesday 24th April 2018

The award-winning character comedian presents her critically acclaimed Edinburgh sell-out show Bitchelors. Four diverse ‘contestants’ compete for your vote at a Woman of the Year Awards, hosted by Britain’s Biggest Bridezilla, Georgina Francis (Comic Relief’s Bride Aid).
A ruthless mumtrepreneur, a sweetly sinister baker, a fearless foreign correspondent and an irate anti-marriage activist: YOU decide who wins, and how the show ends..
WINNER: Best Show 2016 (It’s Got to be Perfect), Funny Women ★★★★★SELL-OUT: Edinburgh Fringe 2017
'Morris has the X factor’ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★
‘Character comedy at its finest’ Broadway Baby ★★★★
‘A master of character comedy’ British Comedy Guide
‘Beautifully crafted comedy’ Independent




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The Thursday Show

Thursday 26th April 2018


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 26th April 2018

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 advantage of our lovely home-cooked hot food too!
With Dan Nightingale , Ray Bradshaw , Abi Roberts and host Liam Withnail .


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The Friday Show

Friday 27th April 2018


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 27th April 2018

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.
With Dan Nightingale , Ray Bradshaw , Abi Roberts and host Liam Withnail .


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Comedy Kids

Saturday 28th April 2018


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Comedy Kids

Saturday 28th April 2018

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 afternoon of giggles, snorts and talent!
Best suited for 8-12's. Sorry no under 5s. All young comedy fans must be accompanied.
Show End: Approx. 3pm approx.


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 28th April 2018


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 28th April 2018

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 our lovely home-cooked food too.
Please note we require a payment in advance for Saturday evenings, there is a 50p surcharge per ticket for all card payments.
With Dan Nightingale , Ray Bradshaw , Abi Roberts and host Liam Withnail .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 29th April 2018


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 29th April 2018

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 with your mouth full.
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Good Grief Proudly presents Tony Law's 2018 Absudity For The Common People Tour!

Sunday 29th April 2018


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Good Grief Proudly presents Tony Law's 2018 Absudity For The Common People Tour!

Sunday 29th April 2018

Tony is back to spearhead the UK’s alternative comedy scene with his brand new show. After another sell out run at this years fringe he’s ready to take his unique brand of stand up across the UK in a landmark tour. Having made appearances on the likes of Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, Russell Howard's Good News, Tony is here for one night only just for you.
Truly a stand along voice in the world of stand up comedy, stupendously surreal there is nobody quite like this delirious Canadian.
http://www.mrtonylaw.com/

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Red Raw

Monday 30th April 2018


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Red Raw

Monday 30th April 2018

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.
With host Liam Withnail .
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