The Stand

The Stand.

The Stand is in Edinburgh year-round, with its famous basement venue. During the Fringe it expands into a number of other rooms in the North too.

www.thestand.co.uk

The Stand's 4 venues

The Stand shows

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut. Paul Sneddon.

Bob Doolally Live and Half-Cut

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 19 & 20 Aug 2019

He's the man who put the foot into football. The legendary ex-manager-cum-pundit is back with some more outrageous drink-fuelled opinions...   Full listing

David Kay. David Kay.

David Kay

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 1-12 Aug 2019

David Kay, one of the hidden gems of the Scottish comedy circuit, laconic, quirky, surreal, unexpected and awesome... Kay's laid-back,...   Full listing

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton. Eleanor Morton.

Eleanor Morton: Post-Morton

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

A dissection of one of comedy's rising stars. Razor-sharp humour from someone who doesn't want to be the voice of...   Full listing

Funny for a Girl. Mary Bourke.

Funny for a Girl

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 2-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

We've selected the funniest women we could find at the Fringe and brought them together for an evening of comedy...   Full listing

I Want an Irish Passport.

I Want an Irish Passport

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Everyone wants an Irish passport but what does being Irish really mean? Is there more than just drinking and the...   Full listing

In Conversation with... Janey Godley. Janey Godley.

In Conversation with... Janey Godley

  • Chat show
  • 12.50
  • 8 Aug 2019

Multi award-winning, take-no-prisoners, passionate, lyrical, totally honest Scottish comedienne, TV and radio regular, playwright, blogger, bestselling author, columnist and, er,...   Full listing

Josie Long: Tender. Josie Long.

Josie Long: Tender

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 1-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very hard to pin down indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a new show...   Full listing

Michael Legge: The Idiot. Michael Legge.

Michael Legge: The Idiot

  • Stand-up
  • 12
  • 1-11 & 13-26 Aug 2019

'The angriest man in UK comedy is back at the Fringe for another hour of spleen-venting, more misanthropic, bitter and...   Full listing

Pants on Fire!. Faye Skelton.

Pants on Fire!

  • 10
  • 3 & 12 Aug 2019

Do you think you could spot a liar? Many people believe there are telltale signs that show somebody is lying,...   Full listing

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul. Paul F Taylor.

Paul F Taylor: Odd Paul

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 1-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Disappear down the rabbit hole of a fool's mind. Marvel at imaginative, logic-defying, left-field ideas spoken from an award-winning comedians...   Full listing

Political Animal.

Political Animal

  • Satire
  • 12
  • 13-15, 18-22 & 25 Aug 2019

Legendary late-night political stand-up showcase returns to butter the 2019 world's infinite supply of stroppy hot potatoes. Hosted by [l]The...   Full listing

Pottervision.

Pottervision

  • Sketch show / absurdist
  • Free
  • 1-25 Aug 2019

After three sell-out years, the Harry Potter parody show returns! Join us, four full-grown men, as we celebrate and recreate...   Full listing

Richard Herring: RHLSTP. Richard Herring.

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

  • Chat show
  • 10
  • 2-4, 6-11, 13-18 & 20-25 Aug 2019

'The Podfather' (Guardian) and 'King of Edinburgh' (List), probably best known for playing a policeman on Ant and Dec Unleashed,...   Full listing

The Best of Irish Comedy.

The Best of Irish Comedy

  • Stand-up
  • 13
  • 2-25 Aug 2019

Ireland's finest under one roof. Excellent value Celtic showcase featuring four top comics for the price of one. Fringe institution...   Full listing

The Best Of Northern.

The Best Of Northern

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 4-8, 11-15, 18-22 & 26 Aug 2019

North East comedians on one exclusive line-up! Hot on the heels of our popular compilation showcases, it felt only right...   Full listing

The Best of Red Raw.

The Best of Red Raw

  • Stand-up
  • 5
  • 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24 Aug 2019

From Edinburgh to Glasgow to Newcastle - our long-running weekly beginner's showcase is regarded as the best open mic night...   Full listing

The Bugle Live. Andy Zaltzman.

The Bugle Live

  • Satire
  • 16
  • 16 & 19 Aug 2019

Global smash-hit podcast returns with its unique live cocktail of up-to-the-second satire, powerhosed hogwash and on-demand puns. Hosted by Andy...   Full listing

The Fanny's. Image shows from L to R: Susan Morrison, Jojo Sutherland.

The Fanny's

  • Stand-up
  • 9
  • 2-11 & 13-25 Aug 2019

Everything else may have dried up but not their wit! The grande dames of Scottish comedy triumphantly return at a...   Full listing

The Stand Late Club.

The Stand Late Club

  • Stand-up
  • 15
  • 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24 Aug 2019

'This is late-night comedy at its finest' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). Late-night comedy at its best. Eight superb showcases from Scotland's favourite...   Full listing