Robin Grainger
Robin Grainger

Robin Grainger

  • Stand-up comedian

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The Stand announces first Edinburgh Fringe Shows

The Stand has announced its first Edinburgh Fringe 2024 shows.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd February 2024

No audience! Fringe stars on the day they suffered every performer's nightmare

Georgie Grier's headline-grabbing plight isn't so rare. Edinburgh veterans from Gyles Brandreth to Robin Grainger share their tales of woe.

Dominic Cavendish and Tristram Fane Saunders, The Telegraph, 7th August 2023

The show must go on - even if there's no one in the audience

It's the first Saturday of the Fringe and my show tonight at The Stand's New Town Theatre is well on the way to selling out. It's always nice to get the first weekend off to a good start. Sadly that is not the case for every comedian.

Vladimir McTavish, Edinburgh Evening News, 5th August 2023

Robin Grainger: Only selling one ticket to my show launched my career

Like many performers, comedian Robin Grainger hoped that the Edinburgh Fringe might be a springboard to stardom. That may have looked unlikely when he only sold a single ticket for his show last year - but his decision to go ahead with the gig changed the course of his career.

Debbie Jackson, BBC, 26th July 2023

The Stand announces Edinburgh shows and new deal for artists

With growing noise about the extortionate costs of the Edinburgh Fringe for artists, The Stand - Edinburgh's best full-time, year-round comedy club - is listening. Founded on the basis of a fair deal for artists and committed to that promise ever since, The Stand's first announcement of Edinburgh Fringe shows in 2023 comes with the news that their deal has been revised to drop venue hire costs and not increase ticket prices.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th February 2023

Robin Grainger: How Mike from Leicester saved my Fringe show

I love the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For the month of August, the city buzzes with excitement as countless people enjoy countless sights, sounds and shows.

Robin Grainger, Entertainment Now, 16th August 2022

Robin Grainger: 'One person turned up to watch my Fringe show'

A Scots comedian who went ahead with his Fringe show despite having just one person in the audience has become a festival legend.

Debbie Jackson, BBC, 8th August 2022

Edinburgh Fringe 2022: The comedy lineup so far

Here's a small fraction of some of the comedy coming up at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jamie Dunn, The Skinny, 24th July 2022

How the devil are you, Robin Grainger?

I missed being on stage and hanging out with my mates at gigs.

Punchline UK, 8th July 2022

Review: Robin Grainger, Glasgow

On the first night of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Robin Grainger delivered an early version of his debut hour, successive tales of woe that he's still wrangling into a coherent structure.

Jay Richardson, The Scotsman, 11th March 2016

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