Sam Lake: Cake (Live Recording)

"Sam Lake makes an impressive Edinburgh Fringe debut" ★★★★ The Skinny

Sunday January 15th 2023
Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB3)

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Join Sam Lake for the live special recording of his acclaimed debut show CAKE at Monkey Barrel Comedy!

Sam, an "elderly" (30-year-old) gay man, tells the story of how he was all set to marry the love of his life in 2020 and perform a show all about his wedding. An entire, beautiful hour bragging about how it was going to be the biggest, most unbelievable wedding ever. Then, very swiftly, both the show and his wedding were cancelled. After two years, Sam is now a happily married man, having had quite a different, gloriously chaotic wedding to the one he had planned. This is a show about getting comfortable with things not going how you originally foresaw.

The Skinny - ★★★★

"Sam Lake makes an impressive Edinburgh Fringe debut"

Deadline News - ★★★★

“Gut Bustingly Funny”

Fringe Biscuit - ★★★★

"Infectious charm & chaotic gay energy"

LondonTheatre1 - ★★★★

Three Weeks - ★★★★

The Scotsman

"A lovely, gooey confection of a show - Lake is tremendously fun company"


"A talk show host in waiting - his persona is a winning one"

As well as starring in All4’s ‘The Joy of Missing Out’ & Dave’s ‘The Comedy Guide to Life’, Sam has written for NewsJack & Mock The Week and is the winner of Leicester Square Theatre’s New Comedian of the Year.

Sunday 15th January 2023

17:00 (60min) - MB3


Upstairs Barrel Bar open one hour before show - Venue Doors Open at least 30 minutes before show starts - Unreserved Seating - No standing - Table Service before the Show

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Monkey Barrel Comedy

The "Beating Heart" of the Fringe. The Telegraph

“The Monkey Barrel is amazing. They’re so caring and supportive. They’re not just all talk.” Sam Campbell

"Monkey Barrel’s stock is high" The Scotsman

"The Best Comedy Club in the WorldOlga Koch

"Fringe HeroesThe Metro

5.0★★★★★ Trip Advisor | 4.7★★★★ Google | 4.8★★★★ Facebook 

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Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB3)
9-12 Blair Street
United Kingdom

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Monkey Barrel Comedy is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Our rooms are 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.

As with many venues in the traditional and historical Old Town, some of our spaces have accessibility limitations. Please contact us in advance (via email to our Box Office at if you have any access requirements, so we can advise on the options available. 

MB1 is at ground level and can be accessed via most wheelchairs with some adjustments made for you outside the venue. Please let us know in advance of buying a ticket (via the Box Office) so we can confirm and be prepared for your arrival. Because of the physical changes required outside of the venue, we cannot guarantee entry unless we are notified in advance.

MB3 and MB4 are accessed via a series of steps. If you are able to move over short distances, our team can assist and looking after any mobility equipment.

If you have any questions, please contact our Box Office at

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