What's On in Edinburgh in May


Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber

Tuesday 1st May 2018


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Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber

Tuesday 1st May 2018

SHOW AND TELL PRESENT
A new hour of stand-up and miscellany from Award winning Simon Munnery .
Featuring tales of plumbing woes, his attempts at under tent heating, jokes, songs, poems and the ridicule of capitalism. Buy tickets now.
‘A genuine innovator in the land of the samey, and an annual must-see for any comedy connoisseur’ Guardian
‘Munnery is as bold and brilliant as ever. He’s a ramshackle pro, eccentric and unique’ ★★★★★ Scotsman
‘Convention defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a brilliant comedian’ Times
‘One of the finest gag writers in the business’ ★★★★★ List
‘Munnery’s inherent innovation makes him a must-see’ ★★★★ Fest Magazine
www.showandtelluk.com
@show_and_tell
@simonmunnery

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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 2nd May 2018


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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 2nd May 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 3rd May 2018


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 3rd May 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 Scott Capurro , Carmen Lynch and host Bruce Devlin .


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The Friday Show

Friday 4th May 2018


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 4th May 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 Scott Capurro , Carmen Lynch and host Bruce Devlin .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 5th May 2018


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 5th May 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 Scott Capurro , Carmen Lynch and host Bruce Devlin .



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 6th May 2018


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 6th May 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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 6th May 2018


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20:30



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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 6th May 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 Scott Capurro , Carmen Lynch and host Bruce Devlin .


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Red Raw

Monday 7th May 2018


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Red Raw

Monday 7th May 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 Jay Lafferty .


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Bona Fide

Tuesday 8th May 2018


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Bona Fide

Tuesday 8th May 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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The Thursday Show

Thursday 10th May 2018


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21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 10th May 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 Keir McAllister , Malcolm Head , Katie Mulgrew and Gus Lymburn .


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The Friday Show

Friday 11th May 2018


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 11th May 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 Keir McAllister , Malcolm Head , Katie Mulgrew and Gus Lymburn .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 12th May 2018


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21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 12th May 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 Keir McAllister , Malcolm Head , Katie Mulgrew and Gus Lymburn .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 13th May 2018


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 13th May 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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Joe Bor - A Room With A Jew

Sunday 13th May 2018


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Joe Bor - A Room With A Jew

Sunday 13th May 2018

An hour of stand up from award winning comedian and Jewish Comedian of the year Joe Bor . Joe regularly works at many of the top comedy clubs including Glee, 99 Club and The Comedy Store and has also been booked as tour support for Jack Whitehall, Kevin Bridges and Alistair McGowan.
He’s also been booked for corporate work, writing jobs and TV warm-up for shows including The Graham Norton Show, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Still Open All Hours and Alan Carr Chatty Man.
A reliable performer with a wealth of material to suit different audiences, Joe’s broad range of talent and likeable nature allow him the capability to headline, open and host gigs, and his MA in Screenwriting enables him to write for all types of comedy shows.
Joe has also worked on a range of Buzzfeed videos, writing, starring in and directing over ten viral films that have reached an online audience of millions.
‘Joe Bor is a must see!’ Alan Carr
‘Natural born comic ability’ Chortle
www.joebor.co.uk
@josephbor
With support.

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Red Raw

Monday 14th May 2018


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Red Raw

Monday 14th May 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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DAN ANTOPOLSKI: RETURN OF THE DAN ANTOPOLSKI

Tuesday 15th May 2018


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DAN ANTOPOLSKI: RETURN OF THE DAN ANTOPOLSKI

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Show And Tell present...
The prodigal triple Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and BBC Radio 4 regular DAN ANTOPOLSKI returns ‘as inventive as ever’ (Guardian) with his eighth stand-up hour about change, pain, honour and gain – plus ‘dozens and dozens of jokes’ (Guardian).
Solid gold – one of the Edinburgh Fringe’s unequivocal highlights’ ★★★★ Scotsman
‘His wordplay is excellent, there is plenty room for jokes, and he’s able to spin magnanimous comedy gold’ ★★★★ List
‘An unusual pairing of moving and silly’ ★★★★ Sunday Times
‘Intelligent, thoughtful stand-up – hilarious, imaginative and wonderfully cheap’ ★★★★ The i
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Topical Storm

Wednesday 16th May 2018


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Topical Storm

Wednesday 16th May 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 17th May 2018


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 17th May 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 Carl Donnelly , Liam Withnail , Phil Jerrod and host Susie McCabe .


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The Friday Show

Friday 18th May 2018


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 18th May 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 Carl Donnelly , Liam Withnail , Phil Jerrod and host Susie McCabe .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 19th May 2018


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21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 19th May 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 Carl Donnelly , Liam Withnail , Phil Jerrod and host Susie McCabe .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 20th May 2018


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 20th May 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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Sunday 20th May 2018


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Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Sunday 20th May 2018

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!
Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017.
Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live - from ‘Phoenix Nights’ actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbara’s table.
With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.
'the response from the crowd sheer, unquestioning joy' **** Bath Theatre
***** Chortle
***** Edinburgh Evening News





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Red Raw

Monday 21st May 2018


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Red Raw

Monday 21st May 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 Stu Murphy .


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Angela Barnes - Fortitude

Tuesday 22nd May 2018


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Angela Barnes - Fortitude

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

'She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic' Guardian
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival the Mock The Week regular and host of BBC R4’s Newsjack Angela Barnes will be taking her ‘beautifully structured show’ Scotsman Fortitude on the road.
On November 9th 2016, two momentous things happened to Angela, which have deeply affected her. Donald Trump won the US election and she turned 40.
Now, Angela is in no rush to join the ranks of middle aged, she’s only just getting started. She didn’t become a comedian until 33, only learnt to swim when she was 37, didn’t fall in love until 38 and passed her driving test at 39. Why the hurry? She is un-pensioned, un-married, un-mortgaged and a fully paid-up member of the Peter Pan generation. People have stopped asking Barnes what she’s going to be when she grows up, and instead want to know when she is going to settle down; she hasn’t been bothered by the ticking of the biological clock, thus far – maybe it’s missing batteries. But what happens when the choices you make aren’t your choice anymore? Does her body have different ideas about the future?
'Storming hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Fest
Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show.
'feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines' Scotsman



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 24th May 2018


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 24th May 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 Brendon Burns , Paul McCaffrey and host Susan Morrison .



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The Friday Show

Friday 25th May 2018


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21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 25th May 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 Brendon Burns , Paul McCaffrey and host Susan Morrison .


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Comedy Kids

Saturday 26th May 2018


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Comedy Kids

Saturday 26th May 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 26th May 2018


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 26th May 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 Brendon Burns , Paul McCaffrey and host Susan Morrison .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 27th May 2018


12:30


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 27th May 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.
PLEASE NOTE: FREE SHOW NO NEED TO BOOK

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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 27th May 2018


19:00


20:30



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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 27th May 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 Brendon Burns , Paul McCaffrey and host Susan Morrison .


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Red Raw

Monday 28th May 2018


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20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 28th May 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 Ro Campbell and headliner Micky Bartlett .


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Bright Club

Tuesday 29th May 2018


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Bright Club

Tuesday 29th May 2018

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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Best of Scottish Comedy

Wednesday 30th May 2018


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Best of Scottish Comedy

Wednesday 30th May 2018

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.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 31st May 2018


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 31st May 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 Janey Godley , Micky Bartlett , Paul F Taylor and host Billy Kirkwood .



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