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Saturday, 23 November 2013


Some great things coming up:

Monday 25th Nov: Bright Club Glasgow at The Stand, Glasgow
Tuesday 26th Nov: Bright Club Edinburgh at The Stand, Edinburgh
Tuesday 26th Nov: Bright Club Newcastle, The Stand, Newcastle
Tuesday 17th Dec: Bright Club Dundee at Braes, Dundee

You might also like:

The Sunday Assembly Edinburgh 24th Nov at the New Empire Bingo Hall

The FameLab Scotland Final on 30th Nov at Summerhall.

Dr Phil Hammond's "Games To Play With Your Doctor", which comes to The Stands in Edinburgh Dec 1st, Glasgow Dec 2nd and Newcastle Dec 3rd and for which we have a 2for1 deal.

And still time to catch some events in Scotland's History Festival.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Bright Club Edinburgh 21.0 Century

Bright Club Edinburgh 21.0 Century
26 November at The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh

The fringe of Scotland's History Festival!
Join us for a historical special...a "Fun de siècle"

Phil O'Shea - The Meaning of Death
Andrew Wright - The Question of Life
Dan Ridley-Ellis - The Nationalitree Question
Alice Tarbuck - If a Tree Falls on an Author…
Rory Telfer - Zealously Racking Reason
Katerina Strani - Mind Your Language

With MC Vladimir McTavish and headliner Susan Morrison

At The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh
Doors at 7:30, show at 8:30
Tickets £5 available on the door and online

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Bright Club Edinburgh 20.0 Enfrightenment

Tuesday 29 October @ The Stand Comedy Club
Doors at 7.30pm, show begins 8.30pm  (5 York Place EH1 3EB)

Mike Corr "The Fluorine Funster"
Becky Finkel "Rain on Your Parade"
Trevor Harley "Me and My Mother"
Ana Navarrete "Carcass Junkie"
Lucy Oldham "Baby, Don’t Hurt Me"
Alex Saunders "Birth, Bonds, Blastomas & Boners"

with MC Eleanor Morton and headliner Susan Morrison

Tickets £5
available on the door and from

Monday, 23 September 2013

Bright Club Edinburgh 19.0 Mechanism

Bright Club Edinburgh 19.0 Mechanism
24th September

Kate Cross - Causing a sensation
Lewis Dean - A primatologist monkeying around
Chris Coyle - Breaking balls
Rebecca Boulton - Feminism with a sting in its tail
Maike Waldmann - A glass act
Simon Ward - Vorsprung durch Technik: Germans on the road

With MC Susan Morrison and a mystery headline act*

Doors at 7:30, show at 8:30
Tickets £5 available on the door and in advance from the Stand's website

*as in we haven't confirmed who it is yet

Monday, 2 September 2013

Bright Club Scotland - Fringe reducks

Bright Club Scotland returns to the Fringe on Friday 13th September - but this time the Stirling Fringe.  Oh yeah.  

8pm at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling.  Tickets £7 (£5 conc) available here.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Bright Club - Scotland's Fringe

Studio 1, The Assembly Rooms (Venue 20)
31 July - 25 (not 1,12) August
15:45 (1 hour)
Every show is different
(Clean show on Tuesdays)
Facebook event page
Venue: BBC@Potterrow
Date: 3 August
Time: 20:00

Find out more (including line-ups for each day) at

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Yes you can join in

If you saw us in the Independent today you might be wondering...but just how do I go about getting on the bill.

Well, here is step 1

Bright Club Edinburgh #18.0 Baked

Bright Club Edinburgh #18.0 "Baked"
Tuesday 23 July @ The Stand Comedy Club

Our second birthday show

Doors:19:30 Show:20:30

It's been two years since Bright Club Edinburgh appeared.  In that time we've done 23 shows.  This one will be our 24th...which it's why it's number 18.

With compere Jay Lafferty and featuring stand-up from

Eddie McKean - An academic! Really?
Jon Soares - Spanish inquisitor
Elaine Miller - Laugh, don't leak
Keir Martin - Antisocial anthropologist
Pete Gwynne - Spicing it up
Alex Saunders - Bonds, births, blastomas & boners
Chris Coyle - Talking b*ll*cks
Sesha - Homeless (wandered in)

Tickets £5 on the door and from

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Bright Club Edinburgh 17.0 eMpiRiC

empiric [ɛmˈpɪrɪk]
1 (Medicine) a medical quack
2 (Comedy) an excellent night out on Tuesday 25th July at the Stand, Edinburgh

What better way to celebrate 100 years of life changing work by the medical research council, than getting a bunch of actual researchers to do a stand-up comedy show about that sort of thing?

Richard Sharpe - Morning Glory
Greg Armstrong - Womb for Improvement
Robert Gray - Fifty Shades of Gray
Jon Mooney - Hazardous Waists
Andy MacLeod - The C Word
Lynsey Hall - Warning! May Contain Nuts

With MC Susan Morrison

And Simon Watt from Channel 4’s "Inside Nature’s Giants"

We have no actual evidence to support the view that laughter is the best medicine, but we do know how to stimulate your funny bone.

Once again, we present the rarest jokes in the business - so come and laugh along as interesting, funny people share gags and silliness about what they know best – their own work.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bright Club: Scotland's Fringe

In a moment of madness we decided to do a proper Fringe run this year.  Find us at The Assembly Rooms.

There are nearly 90 performers in all so every show will be different.  We will also be back with the BBC@Potterrow for a one off.

We’re straight from the research field to the Fringe! Bright Club is the freshest thing in stand-up – an academic comedy cocktail synthesised for your entertainment and enlightenment. Our unique twist of pun-fact variety show blends comedy and research with diverse subjects ranging from Art to Zoology. We present the rarest jokes in the business so come and laugh along as interesting, funny people share gags and silliness about what they know best – their own work. ‘Authoritatively original and brilliantly entertaining [citation needed].’

Show details and tickets

Monday, 20 May 2013

Bright Club Edinburgh #16.0 Elemental

Chem·i·cal (km-kl)
1. Provoking mirth or amusement; funny.
2. Of or relating to comedy.
3. Bright Club Edinburgh #16.0

300 years of chemistry at Edinburgh University has lead to this:

Bright Club Edinburgh 16.0 Elemental
A chemistry special

Tuesday 28th May
The Stand Comedy Club (5 York Place EH1 3EB)


Ciarnan Duffy - Back from the nearly dead
Richard Duffy - Bismuth strikes again
Chris Mowat - X-ray-ted
Chris Nortcliffe - EE by eck, it's science
Colin Pulham - Under pressure
Michael Shaver - Plastic man
Sesha Venkateswaran - Homeless (wandered in)

With MC Susan Morrison

Tickets £5
available on the door and from

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Bright Club Edinburgh #15.0 Check

Tuesday 23 April @ The Stand Comedy Club Doors at 7.30pm, show begins 8.30pm
(5 York Place EH1 3EB)


Bengt Tegner - Beware of early risers
Chris Coyle - Talking bollocks
Dan Re - All over your face
Elaine Miller - Laugh, don’t leak
Fiona McNeill - Data matching for bluffers
Jenny Wood - BANANA NIMBYism
Lynsey Hall - Warning! May contain nuts
Pete Gwynne - On drugs
Trevor Harley - How I’m going to live forever?

All overseen by compere Sian Bevan

Tickets £5
available on the door and from

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Going Viking?

NMS Museum Late Vikings 22nd February
Bright Club Show starts at 7:30 in the auditorium.  Your ticket for the Late will get you into the show.

Sarah Artt- Codpieces and Tiaras: The Vikings on Film
Kate Cross- Saxon the Brain
Calum Rodger- Drunken Epic Master Poetaster
Rory Telfer- Studious Power Napper
and incomparible compere Susan Morrison

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Show #13.0 "Prime"

Bright Club Edinburgh 13.0 "Prime"

Tuesday 29th Jan @ The Stand Comedy Club
Doors at 7.30pm, show begins 8.30pm

Rhys Smith - Sorry to Bother You
Calum Rodger - Drunken Master Poetaster
Carla Washbourne - Digging the Dirt
Bengt Tegner - Alloys and Flying Cats
Suzanne McEndoo - Schrodinger's Cat Free Zone
Jessica Boucher - Wild Ass

Plus MC Vladimir McTavish, and headliner Hari Sriskantha

Tickets on the door and from The Stand

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy 2013

In 2013 we're going to step things up a gear - taking Bright Club performers on tour and taking on the Fringe properly. We'll also be doing our regular shows too of course.

If you’re a budding comedian, looking for a new public engagement opportunity, want to make your life more interesting, or just like the sound of your own voice then fill in this short form so we can inform you of show openings and training workshops as soon as they come up.

Our next show is #13.0 on 29th January and there is still time to sign up for that.