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About Us

We are Money Barrel Comedy

Monkey Barrel Comedy was awarded ‘Scotland’s Best Comedy Venue’ by Chortle in 2023, is Edinburgh's #1 rated Comedy Club and is home to the Best Comedy Show at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe. The Telegraph

The Monkey Barrel is amazing. They’re so caring and supportive." Sam Campbell

"Monkey Barrel’s stock is high" The Scotsman

"The Best Comedy Club in the World" Olga Koch

"Fringe Heroes" The Metro

Home to both of last year's Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards winners

5.0★★★★★ Trip Advisor | 4.7★★★★ Google | 4.8★★★★ Facebook 

As the review say… “Fantastic” acts, a “well priced” bar in a “great intimate atmosphere” all brought to you by our “hilarious” 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 awards. We are a local, community focused comedy club which strives to deliver the best experience for everyone who works, visits or performs with us. We are owner managed, independent and (usually!) open 7 days a week in Edinburgh's Old Town. 


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

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

- Enjoy pre-show drinks in our Barrel Bar.

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

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

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