Gilded Balloon

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Zoe Lyons, Gilded Balloon

Zoe Lyons is one of the comedy circuit’s most reliable stand-ups, loved by both fans and fellow professionals. In fact last year her peers voted her Comedian's Comedian. So there is never any doubt that the eminently skilful Brighton resident is going to be funny. But can she add that extra something to be a contender for a major award in Edinburgh, where the judges invariably look for that little sprinkling of conceptual fairy dust?

News: Another New Edinburgh Fringe Venue For Gilded Balloon

The Gilded Balloon has announced that it has another a new venue. It will be presenting shows at the National Museums of Scotland at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The programme sees 18 productions covering adult and children’s theatre, comedy and music. 


News: Gilded Balloon Responds To Accusation of Venue "Poaching"

Following the story that the Gilded Balloon is taking over The Counting House and two other Edinburgh Fringe Festival venues that were recently part of the Laughing Horse's Free Festival the Gilded Balloon's artistic director Karen Koren has responded and explained their plans for the venue, which will allow comedy fans to buy tickets for shows or pay what the

News: Gilded Balloon Takes Over Major Free Venue?

It has been reported that legendary Edinburgh venue The Gilded Balloon is to take over the Counting House venue this year.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: So You Think You're Funny? Final, Gilded Balloon

This year the Gilded Balloon’s annual talent search went global. The 10-strong line-up was one of the most international competition line-ups I’ve ever seen, proving, if nothing else, that people who have English as a first language do not have a monopoly on good humour.


News: So You Think You're Funny? Final – Results

The winner if this year's So You Think You’re Funny? Competition is Luca Cupani.

The London-based Italian comedian was chosen as the winner in a final at the Gilded Balloon. He only started doing stand-up last year after moving to the UK.

The other 9 finalists were Ben Pope, Yumna Mohamed, Neil O'Rourke, Matilda Wnek, Red Richardson, Ed Day, Yuriko Kotani, Stephen Lawson and AJ Roberts.



The competition was judged by: 

Karen Koren, Gilded Balloon Artistic Director


News: Gilded Balloon To Open Glasgow Venue

Scotland’s longest running comedy club – The Gilded Balloon – is expanding west with the launch of a brand new club in Glasgow, opening on Friday, August 29.

Hosted in collaboration with Drygate Brewing Co – the UK’s first experiential craft brewery – Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate looks to bring together the very best craft beer and comedy under one roof.  



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