Comedy in Dundee benefits from the city’s proximity to the comedy promised land that is Edinburgh, with a host of comics visiting the city in the wake of runs at the world’s largest arts festival.
The city’s main theatre, the Dundee Rep, is one of the key locations to see live comedy in Dundee. The theatre regularly hosts shows fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as a host of touring comedians and package shows.
Dundee’s Caird Hall is the next step up, with the 2,000+ capacity venue hosting recent shows by the likes of Kevin Bridges and Jimmy Carr. At the other end of the scale, Bright Club Dundee merges performances from Scotland’s finest comic talent with intelligent folks from the university community in the intimate space of Braes Basement Bar on Perth Road for regular multi-act shows. Bright Club also provide free comedy training, if you find yourself bitten by the comedy bug.
We’ve curated this guide to the best comedy in Dundee; if you’re organising an event, you can find instructions for submitting listings here.