A chain consisting of three venues, the Stand opened up in Glasgow in 2000. Its schedule comprises everything from solo to sketch shows, open mic to impro, and well-known acts to fresh new talent. Open seven days a week, The Stand is one of Glasgow’s go-to venues for guaranteed giggles and grins.
For those wanting to see the 'next big thing’, the Stand’s long-running beginner’s show, ‘Red Raw’ takes place every Tuesday in Glasgow. You can witness up to ten new acts try their hand at comedy, and the occasional comic giant testing out unheard-of work.
The weekend is often filled with big names while in March, the site hosts the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
The venue is situated in the basement of a former school. It provides an intimate live comedy experience for up to 200, but limited seating means seats are often snatched up fast. The most important aspects of the Stand’s venues is the stage, ensuring comedy is delivered in an enjoyable way to audiences. There is also a ban on any stag or hen dos on weekend nights, certifying that comedy comes first and will not be interrupted for those who come to listen.