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Edinburgh's Alternative Comedy Club

Top Stand-up Comedy at Edinburgh's #1 rated Comedy Club. 


As the review say… “Fantastic” acts, a “well priced” bar in a “great intimate atmosphere” all brought to you by our “hilarious” resident hosts. “Don't miss if you're in Edinburgh!” Check out our the reviews here!


Since opening in 2017, Monkey Barrel Comedy has programmed some of the most diverse, interesting and innovative line-ups, culminating in numerous award nominations. We are a local, community focused comedy club which strives to deliver the best experience for everyone who works, visits or performs with us. 


Monkey Barrel Comedy is Edinburgh's best rated Comedy Club. #1 for Comedy Clubs and Concerts & Shows on Trip Advisor, Scotland’s Best Venue at the last Chortle Awards and 3 time Scottish Comedy Award winner. We are owner managed, independent and (usually!) open 7 days a week in Edinburgh's Old Town. 


The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe - The Telegraph


- Table service with peace of mind food and drink pre-ordering.

- 100% refund guarantee in the event of a mandated cancellation.

- Stringent hygiene protocols before, during and after each show.

- Unreserved Seating with no standing - Everyone gets a seat!


5.0 Trip Advisor, 4.7 Google and 4.9 Facebook.

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