Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

The critically acclaimed Alternative Comedy Memorial Society is back with more high-end foolishness for Fringe 2022.

Sunday August 7th – Sunday August 28th 2022
Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB1)

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A crucible in which we will forge comedy’s golden future, and literal GOOD GIG, back for our eleventh Fringe with yet more high-end foolishness, Permitted Heckles and a ludicrous, bountiful plenitude of guests.

"If you catch one late-night variety show, make it this one" - Daily Telegraph
"The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society’s a great night. Comedians all trying this really weird, out-there stuff. I came away from it really inspired" - Harry Hill
"A very good night" - Stewart Lee
"Another ridiculously over-booked night at the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society as a parade of inventive comics muck about joyously" - Chortle
"Bunch of knuckleheads" - Tony Law
"a special kind of silliness" ★★★★★ Broadway Baby
"laud the audacity" ★★★★★ One4Review

7th to 28th August 2022 (Not Thu/Fri/Sat)

23:55 (180mins) - MB1

Monday - £8

Tuesday - £8

Wednesday - £8

Sunday - £8

Please contact us at for alternative group size arrangements or group bookings of 7 or more. See Terms and Conditions for more information.


Monkey Barrel Comedy

#1 in Edinburgh for Bars & Clubs and Concerts & Shows on Trip Advisor

3-time Scottish Comedy Award winner for Best Club

Scotland’s Best Venue 2020 Chortle Awards.

"Fringe Heroes" - The Metro

"The Best Comedy Club in the World" - Olga Koch

The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe - The Telegraph

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Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB1)
9-12 Blair Street
United Kingdom

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Monkey Barrel Comedy is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, bringing you the best acts in the best rooms at the Fringe. 5 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees since 2017. Scotland’s Best Venue 2020 Chortle Awards. Three time Scottish Comedy Awards winner. #1 in Edinburgh for Concerts & Shows on TripAdvisor. 

MB1 is located at the top end of Blair Street, just off the Royal Mile and can be easily accessed by Bus and Taxi from South Bridge or by foot from either Cowgate or the High Street. Please note, MB1 is at ground level and can be accessed via most wheelchairs with some adjustments outside the venue. Please let us know in advance (via if you have any access requirements so we can prepare for your arrival.

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