Advantages Funny night out, Friendly staff
Disadvantages Slightly far from the city centre
A group of friends and I decided to have a night away somewhere just for a change. We ended up deciding to go to Glasgow as it was relatively close only being just over an hour away by train. We booked a hotel and thought we would just arrive and explore the local nightlife. A few days before we left I was browsing the internet and read something about The Stand comedy club which someone was raving about. I’d never actually been to a comedy club but had always been interested in visiting one as I love watching live comedy on the TV so I phoned my friends and asked if they fancied going. They were all up for it so I bought the tickets online there and then.
The show starts at 21:00 but on the website it recommended that you get there for about 19:30 hours to ensure that you get a seat. When we arrived the club still hadn’t opened but there was already a small queue forming outside so we joined it and waited for it to open. Within about 10 minutes of us arriving the queue had already got to about 50 people or so all waiting for the club to open so it does pay to make sure that you arrive early.
We decided to get a taxi to the venue as according to maps on our phones it looked a little far out of the city centre and we didn’t want to risk getting lost. The venue is located on Woodlands Rd which was a little far from the centre but we couldn’t get a taxi after the show back in to town so we walked and it only took us 15 minutes or so to get back in to the centre so is walkable if you know where you are going.
The bar was open as soon as the venue was and since we had quite a wait for the show to start we got drinks in which were really reasonably priced and in fact were cheaper than quite a few bars we visited later on in the night. The club also sells a selection of bar foods such as nachos and paninis.
When the club opened and we got in we immediately went in search of a table to sit at. The tables are all small and arranged for couples so we pulled a couple together. The venue is located in a basement and isn’t a huge room but has space for a couple of hundred people easily. We tried to choose seating near enough to the stage where we could see the acts but far enough away so that we wouldn’t become the butt of a comedians jokes. No matter where you sit you should be able to get a good view of the stage and hear everything that is going on.
On Saturday nights they have their best comedians performing and there were 5 acts including the compere. The acts change on a regular basis but with their being so many on there is bound to be something that you find funny.
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