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Scots on a Laugh: The Best Deals for Comedy Nights

For those looking for a more intimate and unique comedy experience, Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh is the place to go.

This independent comedy club has a cosy atmosphere and features a mix of local and international acts. Ticket prices make it one of the most affordable comedy clubs in Scotland. They also offer special deals and discounts, such as student and group discounts, making it a great option for those on a tight budget.

The most affordable shows

The OTHER Show


Every other Saturday until 21st Saturday December 2024

Step into the spotlight of The OTHER Show, a distinctive offering at Monkey Barrel that sets itself apart from the comedy club’s already stellar lineup. This show promises an alternative, experimental, and boundary-pushing approach to comedy, making it a must-see for those seeking something beyond the conventional.

Top Banana


Every Wednesday until 24th Wednesday July 2024

“Top Banana” at Monkey Barrel is the club’s flagship show, offering a curated lineup of some of the finest comedians from around the country. This showcase not only promises a night filled with hearty laughter but also introduces audiences to a variety of comedic styles and voices. One of the key reasons “Top Banana” has garnered a loyal following is its commitment to featuring top-notch comedians.

Every show features an incredible headliner as well.

Best of the Fringe: WIP!


Every Thursday until 25th Thursday July 2024

Liam Withnail, winner of the Outstanding Fringe Show award, hosts. Each night’s lineup has a varied lineup of some of the best up-and-coming talent in the country as well as award-winning festival favourites.

With shows every week that are jam-packed with the best parts from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they’ll be bringing you some of the best highlights from Fringe 2023 every Thursday!

Later on, leading up to August, they provide a preview of what’s in store for 2024 as a number of the top performers from The Fringe hone their new material in anticipation of performing at the world’s largest comedy festival. You’re welcome to attend and be the first to see it!

The Improv Show


Once a month until 8th Monday July 2024

The Improv Show is a comedy show where several improv teams work together to create skits and sequences in real-time, all based on suggestions from the audience! Every time, the comedians’ show is entirely original and unusual since they don’t follow a script!

Renowned, multi-award-winning improv comedy companies from the Edinburgh Fringe and beyond perform in each show! A completely improvised night of entertainment, The Improv Show features resident hosts, the best up-and-coming improv acts, and maybe even a few musical surprises.

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