The Stand

News: Comedian/Artist Sells Pictures Of The Stand Comedy Club To Raise Money

Comedian and illustrator Matthew Reed is selling prints of his portraits of The Stand Comedy Club to raise money to helpt to keep the comedy chain going.


News: New 10 O'Clock Curfew Hits Newcastle Comedy Club

The new lockdown measures in the north-east of England have dealt another blow to the comedy industry with The Stand Club in Newcastle having to cancel some of its upcoming shows while the latest temporary restrictions closing venues at 10pm are in force.


News: Comedians Rally To Support The Stand Comedy Clubs

Comedians and fans from all over the UK have shown their support for The Stand, one of the most established, respected comedy chains in the UK.

There are three venues, in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, and the chain has, like many comedy clubs and venues, hit a major financial crisis during the Covid 19 pandemic that forced them to close down in March. 

It is now asking for donations from fans but is also calling on the Scottish government and Creative Scotland to offer financial help.


Edinburgh Fringe Review: Seymour Mace, The Stand

The Geordie comic has decided this year to try to become more emotionally honest – in a show framed by his own depression. If that sounds dreadful, it really isn’t. Mace is a natural clown, who could take any subject under the sun and make it into laughter.

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Paul Sinha, The Stand

You think you had a bad year? Paul Sinha may be able to trump you. In Shout Out To My Ex the former doctor now best known as The Sinnerman, the general knowledge buff on The Chase, reflects on an eventful year in his life. It’s a veritable rollercoaster but he makes it into a very funny one too. 

Live Review: Stuart Goldsmith, The Stand, Glasgow Comedy Festival

Marketing teams take note. It was interesting to discover how Stuart Goldsmith sold most tickets for his show at the Glasgow Comedy Festival. Not through PR. Not through advertising. Through his podcast. A mention of his excellent Comedian's Comedian interview series (200 guests and counting) got hands shooting up into the air as if he was giving away free shortbread.  

Edinburgh Fringe Review: John Robertson, The Stand

Reviewed by Claire Smith.

With a blast of rock music Robertson, smartly suited, long white hair flying, strides onto the stage to take possession of the space.

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