twice a month (thursday)

Spontaneous Sherlock - Scotland's hottest improv comedy show, and the biggest free improvised comedy show of EdFringe 2015 and 2016 - is back for in a series of monthly shows at Monkey Barrel Comedy just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Spontaneous Sherlock is an entirely improvised Sherlock Holmes comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a title. Performed in two halves by three of Scotland's most critically-acclaimed comedy improvisers, with live Victorian musical accompaniment.

Performed by Will Naameh, Sam Irving and Nicola Dove.

Music improvised by Jenny Laahs (piano), Nick Lauener (piano/violin) and Graham Coe (cello).


once a month (thursday)

One of the UK's leading improv comedy troupes, the award-winning Men With Coconuts, take to the Monkey Barrel stage with their fully improvised Bond film!

There’ll be villains, gadgets and femme fatales galore – all improvised live onstage with musical accompaniment, and based on your title suggestions!

Plus, stick around after the second interval for a bonus improv comedy set by the Men With Coconuts in their normal, non-Bond costumes!

‘Hilarious!’ **** (EdFringeReview)

‘One of the best improv shows I’ve seen. Skilful and hysterical’ (Jo Caulfield).

Winner - Spirit of the Fringe Award, Prague Fringe (2016)!


16th march - Ed Patrick

The 2016 Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year nominee Ed Patrick is both comedian and junior doctor.  Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, his debut show follows his first-hand experiences, challenges and occasional blind panic working for the much loved but troubled NHS.

**** "Refreshingly good" - Three Weeks

**** "Material strong and unique" - Arts Award Voice

"Packed with funny anecdotes" - The Guardian

"If I were him I'd quit medicine and do stand-up" - Bruce Dessau

"Masterful, playfully provocative writing" - Chortle


15th june - alfie brown

Rising star Jamali Maddix has been seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The John Bishop Show (BBC1) and Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central).  His own series Hate Thy Neighbour was released on Vice’s TV Channel in both the UK and the US, and Jamali has supported Jim Jefferies in Hyde Park and performed throughout Europe and the Middle East.

Fresh from a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jamali takes his solo debut hour on tour.  Do not miss this highly anticipated show from a truly unique talent.  

"Something to offend everyone" - The Sunday Times

"It's a failing of the comedy industry that there aren't more voices like Jamali Maddix on the circuit" - Chortle




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