What's On in Edinburgh in October


Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 1st October 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 1st October 2017

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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Red Raw

Monday 2nd October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 2nd October 2017

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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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 4th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Viva La Shambles

Wednesday 4th October 2017

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 5th October 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 5th October 2017

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 Paul Tonkinson , Kirsty Morrison and host Jonathan Mayor .


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The Friday Show

Friday 6th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 6th October 2017

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 Paul Tonkinson , Kirsty Morrison and host Jonathan Mayor .


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 7th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 7th October 2017

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 Paul Tonkinson , Kirsty Morrison and host Jonathan Mayor .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 8th October 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 8th October 2017

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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The Sunday Night Laugh-In

Sunday 8th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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The Sunday Night Laugh-In

Sunday 8th October 2017

Round off the weekend with our comedy cocktail which has the emphasis on the chilled and the laid back. At least five acts on each bill ensure variety and great value.

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Red Raw

Monday 9th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 9th October 2017

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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Bona Fide

Tuesday 10th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Bona Fide

Tuesday 10th October 2017

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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ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES

Wednesday 11th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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ABANDOMAN: LIFE + RHYMES

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Show And Tell present
ABANDOMAN : LIFE + RHYMES
The Irish hip-hop comedy freestyle duo take their hit show on tour. Come see the fictional autobiography that entertained over 10,000 people in a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The year is 1993. After destroying rural Ireland’s talent show circuit, hip-hop improvisers Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame. This is their access-all-areas story: the highs, lows and a cast of characters…that changes every night.
This is your chance to be part of Abandoman’s history. Their biggest, most ambitious show ever follows years of touring across the world, and supporting Ed Sheeran on his major UK tour. This is their Life and Rhymes.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNsjYeePl4
‘Raucous, expansive and relentlessly hilarious’ **** Times
‘A truly unique and mind-bending musical comedy experience’ ***** Broadway Baby
‘I’ve yet to see an audience not go nuts’ **** Fest
‘Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile… Nothing short of genius’ Chortle
As seen recently on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The One Show and Alan Carr’s Happy Hour. As heard on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 show.
www.showandtelluk.com | @show_and_tell | @Abandoman



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 12th October 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 12th October 2017

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 Addy Van Der Borgh , Felicity Ward and host Billy Kirkwood .


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The Friday Show

Friday 13th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 13th October 2017

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 Addy Van Der Borgh , Felicity Ward and host Billy Kirkwood .



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 14th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 14th October 2017

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 Addy Van Der Borgh , Felicity Ward and host Billy Kirkwood .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 15th October 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 15th October 2017

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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PAUL FOOT: 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A PIGLET

Sunday 15th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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PAUL FOOT: 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A PIGLET

Sunday 15th October 2017

In Paul's first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism.
Plus Ant 'n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast.
The multi-award winning Mr Foot has appeared on numerous TV and Radio programmes including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, Russell Howard’s Good News and The Infinite Monkey Cage on BBC Radio4.
'Utterly outlandish, but beneath layers of absurdity is Foot’s sharp eye for satire' Time Out
'He’s a comedy whirlwind from the school of Spike Milligan..... It’s risky to call someone unique, but Foot is certainly pretty close.' Three Weeks
'Sublime, original and brilliant' Independent
'Unobtrusively masterful stuff' Scotsman



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Red Raw

Monday 16th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 16th October 2017

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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Pajama Men - Pterodactyl Nights

Tuesday 17th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Pajama Men - Pterodactyl Nights

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Drawing on their huge catalogue of classic bits, always introducing new material and lacing it all together with bizarre improvised tangents the Pajama Men create an anarchic night of jubilant and inventive comedy.
Whether you’ve been watching them for years or are seeing them for the first time, attending one of the Pajama Men’s Pterodactyl Nights will get you where you need gettin’.
‘Without props and costumes, but with expert skill and an impish sense of fun, the Pajama Men create a cartoon of the mind – a shape-shifting world in which anything seems not just possible, but imminent.’ ★★★★★ Guardian
‘One of the most dazzling displays of comedy theatre I’ve ever seen. It’s weird. And it’s wonderful.’ ★★★★★ Times



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Topical Storm

Wednesday 18th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Topical Storm

Wednesday 18th October 2017

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 19th October 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 19th October 2017

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 Hutchinson , Jessica Fostekew and host Joe Heenan .


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The Friday Show

Friday 20th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 20th October 2017

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 Hutchinson , Jessica Fostekew and host Joe Heenan .



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 21st October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 21st October 2017

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 Hutchinson , Jessica Fostekew and host Joe Heenan .


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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 22nd October 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 22nd October 2017

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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The Sunday Night Laugh-In

Sunday 22nd October 2017


19:30


20:30



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The Sunday Night Laugh-In

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Round off the weekend with our comedy cocktail which has the emphasis on the chilled and the laid back. At least five acts on each bill ensure variety and great value.

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Red Raw

Monday 23rd October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 23rd October 2017

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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LEE NELSON - SERIOUS JOKER

Wednesday 25th October 2017


18:30


19:00



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LEE NELSON - SERIOUS JOKER

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour.
All profits from the show will be going to Lee.
'YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF' Sepp Blatter
'GET HIM OUT!' Donald Trump
'YOU'VE GOT FOUR YESSES. WELL DONE' Simon Cowell
'COMEDY LEGEND' Sun
'COMEDY GENIUS' Mirror


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LEE NELSON - SERIOUS JOKER

Wednesday 25th October 2017


21:00


21:30



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LEE NELSON - SERIOUS JOKER

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Due to huge demand, Lee’s brand-new, best ever stand-up show has been extended into autumn 2017. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker Tour.
All profits from the show will be going to Lee.
'YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF' Sepp Blatter
'GET HIM OUT!' Donald Trump
'YOU'VE GOT FOUR YESSES. WELL DONE' Simon Cowell
'COMEDY LEGEND' Sun
'COMEDY GENIUS' Mirror


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 26th October 2017


19:30


21:00



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 26th October 2017

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 Carey Marx , Matt Green and host Susan Morrison .


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The Friday Show

Friday 27th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Friday Show

Friday 27th October 2017

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 Carey Marx , Matt Green and host Susan Morrison .



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Comedy Kids

Saturday 28th October 2017


13:30


14:00



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Comedy Kids

Saturday 28th October 2017

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.



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 28th October 2017


19:00


21:00



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 28th October 2017

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 Carey Marx , Matt Green and host Susan Morrison .



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 29th October 2017


12:30


13:30



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Stu & Garry's Free Improv Show

Sunday 29th October 2017

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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Luisa Omielan - Am I Right Ladies?!

Sunday 29th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Luisa Omielan - Am I Right Ladies?!

Sunday 29th October 2017

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show 'Am I Right Ladies!?' to Edinburgh.
Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as 'one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade’ Guardian and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special and this is the follow up!
Her joke on the Thigh Gap went viral with currently over 40 million views. If you like this you will LOVE the show. It's a party with jokes in!
Sold out tours in 12 countries, released a book, crowdfunded a DVD and changed the face of comedy. There's no stopping Luisa. This is a one off special, book early to avoid disappointment.
'You’ll have the time of your life and you’ll owe it all to her' ★★★★★ Chortle



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Red Raw

Monday 30th October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Red Raw

Monday 30th October 2017

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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Bright Club

Tuesday 31st October 2017


19:30


20:30



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Bright Club

Tuesday 31st October 2017

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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