What's On in Edinburgh in May


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 and headliner Stephen Buchanan .


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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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Larry Dean - Fandan

Wednesday 23rd May 2018


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Larry Dean - Fandan

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Larry Dean brings his critically-acclaimed new show on tour following a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and a debut appearance on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo. Enjoy ‘unexpected and excellent’ (**** Sunday Times) storytelling from one of UK comedy’s fiercest new talents.
As seen on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.
British Comedy Guide Top 10 Best Reviewed Shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
‘Confessional storytelling at its funniest’ ***** Herald
‘Dean’s work is as good as Kevin Bridges’ **** List
‘Has the easy charm of an arena comic and the high joke rate, too’ Guardian
With support from Ric Wharton





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The Thursday Show

Thursday 24th May 2018


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21:00



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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 , Donald Alexander 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 , Donald Alexander and host Susan Morrison .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 26th May 2018


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21:00



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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 , Donald Alexander and host Susan Morrison .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 27th May 2018


12:30


13:30



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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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Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Sunday 27th May 2018


17:00


17:30



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Jojo Sutherland and Susan Morrison: Fanny’s Ahoy!

Sunday 27th May 2018

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.co.uk.
'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.
www.jojosutherland.co.uk
www.suziemo.co.uk
@JoJoSutherland
@SuzieMo
Duration: 60 minute show

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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 27th May 2018


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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 , Marc Jennings , Rachel Murphy and host Susan Morrison .


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Red Raw

Monday 28th May 2018


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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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20:30



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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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21:00



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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 , Joe McTernan and host Billy Kirkwood .



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