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The Stand Comedy Club
Inaugurated in 2000, The Stand Comedy Club in Woodlands Road is Glasgow’s first purpose-built comedy club offering regular customers and first-time audiences a fantastic bill of international and Scottish comedians with excellent value tickets from as little as three pounds. Housed in the basement of a former Victorian secondary school in the city’s vibrant West End, the stand comedy club is easily accessible on foot from the Charing Cross Guest House, approximately 10 minutes away.
Comedy lovers can catch live stand-up performances at The Stand Comedy Club 7 nights a week and on average, this independent comedy club sells a staggering 1400 tickets every week between both the Glasgow and Edinburgh clubs, demonstrating the club’s popularity and significant role it plays in the Scottish comedy circuit.
Some of the best regular acts to appear at the Stand Comedy Club are home-grown comics such as Vladimir McTavish, famed for his ingeniously delivered social satire and topical comedy combined with irreverent, razor sharp wit. Local comic, Ian McFarlane is certainly worth catching a performance and has been a regular to the Stand since it opened in Glasgow in 2000. Alternatively, if you are seeking some of the city’s emerging talents, the Stand provides the perfect opportunity to catch such performances with Susan Calman being the latest act to appear at the venue in recent times.
The Stand is not only presents existing Scottish talent to the Glasgow circuit; it also incorporates a host of comedy shows in its eclectic programme of stand-up including ‘The Best of Scottish’, ‘The Best of Irish’ and ‘Red Raw’ to name but a few. Some shows are programmed as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, presenting a string of household names and acts familiar to many.
‘Red Raw’ is scheduled every Tuesday evening at the Glasgow Stand Comedy Club, presenting a host of sets from absolute beginners brave enough to face the audience. This weekly showcase provides a platform for budding talents and can be the making or breaking of many. Tickets for the ‘Red Raw’ show are reasonably priced at £2 and an experienced compere and headlining act is present to ensure that your evening gets off to a good start.
Offering an alternative option from the city's pub and club scene, The Stand plays host to a multitude of first-class stand-up comics in an intimate and informal setting where audiences have the opportunity to get up close and interact with the tongue and cheek wit of both local, national and international comedians. Since its inception in 2000, the Stand has rapidly established itself as one of the city's favourite hotspots for live, cutting-edge entertainment.
The Stand Comedy Club
333 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, G3 6NG
Tel: 0870 600 6055