The Fringe

Every August, Edinburgh becomes the epicentre of the global comedy scene, as we host the world's largest arts festival - the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since our debut in 2017, Monkey Barrel Comedy has programmed some of the most diverse, interesting and innovative line-ups, culminating in numerous award nominations.


In 2019, we expanded to five purpose-built stand-up comedy rooms, welcomed over 50 comedians and close to 100,000 visitors though our doors.

We are a local, community focused comedy club which strives to deliver the best experience for everyone who works, visits or performs with us.

"Fringe Heroes" - The Metro

"The Best Comedy Club in the World" - Olga Koch

The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe - The Telegraph