Scottish Comedy Round-up: February 2020

This month's comedy round-up includes touring returns from John-Luke Roberts, Max and Ivan and Josie Long

Preview by Polly Glynn | 04 Feb 2020
  • Josie Long

February is crammed with excellent live comedy coming to a space near you. A couple of our absolute favourite Fringe shows from 2019 are stopping off at The Glasgow Stand: Max and Ivan’s glorious ode to friendship, Commitment, got a four-star review from us in August (9 Feb, 8.30pm, £13-14), while Josie Long’s Tender (16 Feb, 8.30pm, £16) earned one of our elusive five-star reviews with her gentle and poignant take on new motherhood and coping with bringing someone new into a world on fire. Both are the perfect antidote to get you out of your winter funk. 

If you’re more into comedy nonsense, we’ve got you covered too. John-Luke Roberts speaks to us in this month's magazine about coming to town with excellently-titled tour show After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!. Guaranteed mad stuff aplenty. (Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh, 25 Feb, 8pm, £10; The Stand, Glasgow, 26 Feb, 8.30pm, £10)

Looking for something fresh? The Edinburgh Stand’s got a new Saturday afternoon show to kick off your night on 15 February. And, because it’s on so early, you’ll be done in time to hop over to the city’s southside for Planet Caramel’s Summerhall Brawl (15 Feb, 8pm, £5). Following their Wedding show, the lovely boys are back for a boxing adventure. It’ll be a knockout.

And finally, for its 7th year, the Scottish Student Comedy Festival will showcase the best and brightest student comedy talent from across the UK. That's taking place across the city between Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February and being run by the lovely folk at The Edinburgh Revue.