What's On in Edinburgh in May


Fringe Preview Double Bill - Jay Lafferty & Liam Withnail

Wednesday 22nd May 2019


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Fringe Preview Double Bill - Jay Lafferty & Liam Withnail

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

See a fantastic new Fringe show before anyone else!
‘Engages her audience with such playfulness and genuine curiosity we have no choice but to cling to her every word.’ ***** EdFest Magazine
'warm, wise, witty and occasionally waspish' **** Scotsman
‘beautifully observed, delightfully written’ ***** One4Review
2018 was a bumper year for Jay Lafferty nominated for both Best Compere at The Scottish Comedy Awards and Best Comedy Show by Broadway World for her Edinburgh Fringe 2018 show 'Wheesht!'. Lafferty performed in Reykjavik's stunning Harpa Concert Hall as part of the very first Icelandic comedy festival 'Scotch on Ice', appeared on BBC2's satirical panel show 'Breaking The News' and took to the stage at the iconic Kings Theatre Glasgow to perform for over 1000 people. To be honest she's not really sure how to follow it all up - the pressure is on, lets see if she cracks!
LIAM WITHNAIL
Brand new hour of thoughtful and hilarious stand up from the celebrated comic. Three weeks in Japan with his wife - what could go wrong?
Nominated Best Comedy Show 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. (Amused Moose) Winner 2018 Scottish Comedy Award. Finalist English and Scottish Comedian of The Year.
Praise for Liam Withnail:
'One of the most complete and affirming shows I’ve seen this year.' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
'Slick, fast-paced banter' ★★★★ Skinny
★★★★ One4Review
'Comedy at its Best' Wow247
'Fantastic writing... an important story, told with humour, humility and style.' Scotsman

Duration: 120minutes | Show ends: 10.30pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Bar snacks available
Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions
Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 23rd May 2019


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 23rd May 2019

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 £7.50 less. Come down early and take advantage of our lovely home-cooked hot food too!
With Gary Little , Dave Longley , Kate Lucas , Liam Farrelly and host Ray Bradshaw .

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from doors and after the show | Food: Served 7pm-8pm



Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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The Friday Show

Friday 24th May 2019


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20:30



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The Friday Show

Friday 24th May 2019

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 6.30pm so you can take advantage of our lovely home- cooked food too.
With Gary Little , Dave Longley , Kate Lucas , Liam Farrelly and host Joe Heenan .

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from when doors open and after the show | Food: Served 6.30pm-8pm
Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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The Saturday Show

Saturday 25th May 2019


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 25th May 2019

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 6.30pm 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 booking fee per ticket for online and over the phone card payments.
With Gary Little , Dave Longley , Kate Lucas , Liam Farrelly and host Joe Heenan .

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from when doors open and after the show | Food: Served 6.30pm-8pm


Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions
Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 26th May 2019


12:30


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 26th May 2019

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
Duration 2hrs approx

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Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Sunday 26th May 2019


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Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Sunday 26th May 2019

Set sail with the award-winning grand dames of Scottish comedy as they navigate you through rough seas with their distinctly comedic take on life.
Other things may dry up, but not their wit.
Jojo Sutherland : ***** BroadwayBaby.com.
'A conversational style with humour so interwoven it seems effortless' Chortle
'A comedian the audience could've watched all night' Herald and Post.
Susan Morrison : It’s a fanny-filled world. Susan teaches you how to spot and avoid them, if she can remember.
Should be a quote here about her being funny, but she’s lost it.
@JoJoSutherland
@SuzieMo

Duration: 60minutes | Show ends: 6.30pm approx. | Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open | Food Service: Bar snacks available


Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 26th May 2019


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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 26th May 2019

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 , Dave Longley , Jo Caulfield , Kate Lucas , Liam Farrelly and host Ray Bradshaw .
Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from when doors open and after the show | Food: Served 7pm-8pm
Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions
Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales.

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Red Raw

Monday 27th May 2019


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Red Raw

Monday 27th May 2019

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 Gareth Waugh and headliner Kai Humphries .

P.S. Change is coming to Red Raw!
As of Monday 15 April 2019, our doors will open from 7pm. That means food service will be available from 7-8.15pm with the show starting at the usual time of 8.30pm.

FOOD AT RED RAW!
That’s right, you kept asking us for some tasty Monday food so we thought we would give it a shot.
Make sure to be in early to grab seats and a table for ordering!

Everything on the menu is a fiver - just order at the bar from doors opening at 7pm until 8.15pm.
NACHOS
With jalapenos and cheese, served with salsa, guacamole and crème fraiche
-With Beef Chilli
-With Veggie Chilli
-With Just Cheese
BOWL OF CHIPS
-Served with tasty dips
-Plus cheese and bacon
CHICKEN GOUJONS
Deep fried strips of chicken
CHICKEN WINGS
Served with hot chili sauce
Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from when doors open and after the show | Food: Served 7pm-8.15pm

Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions
Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.


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Bright Club

Tuesday 28th May 2019


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Bright Club

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Bright Club’s unique blend of comedy and academia has made waves across the country, with a storming sell-out show at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and support from the likes of Robin Ince, Josie Long, Susan Morrison and Bruce Morton.
Join us as funny academics from Scotland's universities stand up for your entertainment and enlightenment, with live music and banter a-plenty!

'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 brightclubedinburgh.blogspot.com

Duration: 120minutes | Show ends: 10.30pm approx. | Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service : Bar snacks available


Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions
Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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Paul Currie - Hot Donkey

Wednesday 29th May 2019


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Paul Currie - Hot Donkey

Wednesday 29th May 2019

Hot Donkey is Currie’s most personal show to date, as it examines letting go of our obsessions with icons and brands. It looks at our fascination with rule breakers, and those who question social structure, while we remain scared of breaking rules and questioning the world ourselves. It asks that we take iconic artists as inspiration, but only that, as we must ultimately follow our own heart and gut, to create new art and new culture.
‘Paul Currie is a disturbingly brilliant comic who plays his crowd like the conductor of an orchestra. Currie’s ability to have the audience in his thrall as an ensemble, waiting expectantly in absolute silence for the next moment, is genius.’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
‘The way Currie interacts with the crowd is a marvel in itself as he effortlessly manipulates them with barely a word. The audience are treated with love and respect and it’s hard to see a face that doesn’t grin with childish glee at the antics in the room. Hot Donkey balances the right amount of the absurdity in a comedy hour that will tickle the heart of even the most straight laced cynics.’ ★★★★★ Wee Review
‘I wish I'd seen him sooner. I'll be back to see him every year. My favourite comedy show of the Fringe this year.’ Stewart Lee
‘Currie is utterly unique. A new standard has been set for the fringe.’ ★★★★★ Skinny
‘There was something extra original about this guy, it was like watching the Monty Python version of stand-up comedy.’ ★★★★★ FringeGuru
‘a unique blast of silly that’s found its groove and place amongst the Fringe’s elite... he’s fast developing a cult following... everything Currie does has the spirit of Vic and Bob, The Young Ones and everything surreal that’s come before or since’ ★★★★ EdFest Mag

Duration: 60minutes | Show ends: 9.30pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: From when doors open and after the show | Food Service: Bar snacks available


Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions
Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 30th May 2019


19:00


20:30



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 30th May 2019

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 £7.50 less. Come down early and take advantage of our lovely home-cooked hot food too!
With Paul Currie , Chris Forbes , Megan Shandley , Joby Mageean and host Susan Morrison .

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from doors and after the show | Food: Served 7pm-8pm



Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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The Friday Show

Friday 31st May 2019


18:30


20:30



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The Friday Show

Friday 31st May 2019

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 6.30pm so you can take advantage of our lovely home- cooked food too.
With Paul Currie , Chris Forbes , Megan Shandley , Joby Mageean and host Susan Morrison .

Duration: 135minutes | Show ends: 10.45pm approx.| Age Guidance: 18+ | Bar: Open from when doors open and after the show | Food: Served 6.30pm-8pm
Ticket Purchase Terms and Conditions

Please note that all debit and credit card transactions are subject to a 50p booking fee per ticket. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, Maestro. We do not accept American Express. Please note this is a booking fee and not a surcharge. There is no booking fee applicable for in person sales. A maximum of 6 tickets can be purchased in one transaction online per event date. For more, please contact our box office.

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