What's On in Edinburgh in May


Red Raw

Monday 1st May 2017


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Red Raw

Monday 1st May 2017

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 Chris Forbes .

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Bright Club

Tuesday 2nd May 2017


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Bright Club

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

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 stories about what they know best to an attractive and discerning audience!
‘A very good idea!’ Robin Ince
‘…the show proved that academic research can be sexy and cool – and very funny!’ New Scientist
Check us out on facebook and twitter or http://brightclubedinburgh.blogspot.com/


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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 3rd May 2017


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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

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 4th May 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 4th May 2017

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 Ian Coppinger , Ro Campbell , Sarah Keyworth and Liam Withnail .


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The Friday Show

Friday 5th May 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 5th May 2017

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 Ian Coppinger , Ro Campbell , Ashley Storrie , Sarah Keyworth and host Liam Withnail .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 6th May 2017


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 6th May 2017

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 Ian Coppinger , Ro Campbell , Ashley Storrie , Sarah Keyworth and host Liam Withnail .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 7th May 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 7th May 2017

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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Patrick Monahan - That 80s Show

Sunday 7th May 2017


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Patrick Monahan - That 80s Show

Sunday 7th May 2017

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 his hilarious stand up produces a unique show! Seen on ITV2’s Safeword, Celebrity Squares (ITV1), The One Show Edinburgh Festival 2015 (BBC1).
Directed by Phil Nicol.
'A great comic!' Broadwaybaby ✭✭✭✭
'A spellbinding narrative... delightful, impressive and very funny' ✭✭✭✭ Scotsman
'you grin from ear to ear at all the fun’ ✭✭✭✭✭ One4Review



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Red Raw

Monday 8th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 8th May 2017

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 The Artist Formerly Known as Jellybean

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Bona Fide

Tuesday 9th May 2017


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Bona Fide

Tuesday 9th May 2017

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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Stand Spotlight - Family - In Aid of Dr Bell's Family Centre

Wednesday 10th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Stand Spotlight - Family - In Aid of Dr Bell's Family Centre

Wednesday 10th May 2017

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 Dr Bell's Family Centre whose vision is for families in Leith to thrive – feeling safe, supported and healthy. They seek to improve and enhance the quality of the lives of families and children by providing a creche, cafe, cookery classes, counselling services, groups and summer activities.
Due to funding cuts they have had to reduce their services and are under further threat.
Please join us to support brand new comedy from the stars of tomorrow and raise money for their vital work!
With Iain Campbell, Big Mental Ross, Phil O'Shea, Jodie Mitchell, Kevin Carr, Ross Baillie and David Callan.
To ensure the maximum amount of money reaches the charity, we are not taking advance payments for this show. Tickets are £5 and can be reserved by calling our Box Office on 0131 558 7272.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 11th May 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 11th May 2017

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 Ben Norris , Grainne Maguire , Stephen Buchanan and host Joe Heenan .


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The Friday Show

Friday 12th May 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 12th May 2017

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 Ben Norris , Grainne Maguire , Lee Kyle , Stephen Buchanan and host Joe Heenan .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 13th May 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 13th May 2017

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 Ben Norris , Grainne Maguire , Stephen Buchanan and host Joe Heenan .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 14th May 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 14th May 2017

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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z

Sunday 14th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z

Sunday 14th May 2017

Andy Zaltzman : Plan Z
As seen on Matt Forde’s Unspun (Dave) and half of global hit satirical podcast The Bugle, Zaltzman returns to plot his planet’s path to and/or from preservation and/or perdition. In a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy, he addresses diverse issues such as the past, the present, the future, body surfing and the unending volcano of confused fury that is modern global politics.

'Political comedy at its best' Sunday Times
'A master satirist' Time Out

www.andyzaltzman.co.uk
@ZaltzCricket
@hellobuglers

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Red Raw

Monday 15th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 15th May 2017

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 Jay Lafferty and headliner Stuart Mitchell .

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Benefit in Aid of Voluntary Service Overseas

Tuesday 16th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Benefit in Aid of Voluntary Service Overseas

Tuesday 16th May 2017

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 Jojo Sutherland , Gus Lymburn , Robin Grainger, Wis Jantarasorn and host Jellybean Martinez
To ensure the maximum donation goes directly to the charity, we are not taking advance payments for this show. Tickets are £8 or £7 concession and can be reserved by calling our Box Office on 0131 558 7272.

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Carl Hutchinson LIVE

Wednesday 17th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Carl Hutchinson LIVE

Wednesday 17th May 2017

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.






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The Thursday Show

Thursday 18th May 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 18th May 2017

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 Keir McAllister , Steven Dick , Gus Lymburn , Natalie Sweeney and host Martin Mor .


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The Friday Show

Friday 19th May 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 19th May 2017

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 Keir McAllister , Steven Dick , Gus Lymburn , Natalie Sweeney and host Martin Mor .



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 20th May 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 20th May 2017

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 Keir McAllister , Steven Dick , Gus Lymburn , Natalie Sweeney and host Martin Mor .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 21st May 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 21st May 2017

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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Marcel Lucont: Whine List

Sunday 21st May 2017


19:30


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Marcel Lucont: Whine List

Sunday 21st May 2017

France's finest flâneur brings a new interactive show to the baying masses. A kind of self-help group where everyone potentially leaves more depressed. Expect louche musings, deadpan wit and Gallic superiority.
As seen on BBC1’s The John Bishop Show and Sky Atlantic’s Set List.
'Who can resist Marcel Lucont?… pulling clever punchlines out of every interaction with his audience... Sometimes, arrogance is bliss' ★★★★ Scotsman
'Fresh, accessible and hilarious' Guardian
http://www.marcellucont.com/

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Red Raw

Monday 22nd May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 22nd May 2017

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 Ross McLelland .

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JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: EAT THE POOR

Tuesday 23rd May 2017


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JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: EAT THE POOR

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

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 betrayal. Join acclaimed musical comedians Jonny & the Baptists – stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show and BBC Live at Television Centre – for an epic tale of modern Britain.
Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.
«««« 'Wickedly amusing' Times
«««« 'Spirited comedy... broad, daft & punchy' Guardian
«««« 'Superbly crafted... very funny' Metro
«««« 'Uproarious satire from a double-act at the height of their powers' The Stage
'The political edge of 80s alternative comedy – a pop-soul voice to win X Factor' Stewart Lee, Observer

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Topical Storm

Wednesday 24th May 2017


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Topical Storm

Wednesday 24th May 2017

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 25th May 2017


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21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 25th May 2017

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 Rudi Lickwood , Johnny Candon , Christopher MacArthur-Boyd , Steve McC and host Jo Caulfield .



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The Friday Show

Friday 26th May 2017


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 26th May 2017

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 Rudi Lickwood , Johnny Candon , Christopher MacArthur-Boyd , Steve McC and host Jo Caulfield .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 27th May 2017


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21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 27th May 2017

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 Rudi Lickwood , Johnny Candon , Christopher MacArthur-Boyd , Steve McC and host Jo Caulfield .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 28th May 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 28th May 2017

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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 28th May 2017


19:00


20:30



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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 28th May 2017

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 Rudi Lickwood , Johnny Candon , Christopher MacArthur-Boyd , Steve McC and host Jo Caulfield .


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Red Raw

Monday 29th May 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 29th May 2017

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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