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Stand-up comedy is dead. Long live stand-up comedy! LIVE COMEDY - FRINGE VENUES - VINYL RECORDS #SaveLiveComedy

by Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The current Coronavirus Crisis has left us, and many people in the Comedy industry without an income. The 2020 Edinburgh Fringe has been cancelled, our Comedy Club remains closed and our fabulous team unable to work.  This is one way we're hoping to get back on our feet, support some of our very favourite comedians and help bring a bit of laughter back into our lives.  

Our vision is simple.

We believe the Fringe should be Fair.  Acts should be able to make money, customers shouldn't have to pay the earth to see shows and all staff should be paid for the work they do.

We believe Live Comedy is art and should be treated as such. This is a grassroots creative industry, which is accessible and inclusive to all, no matter your income, where you live, or your sense of humour. #SaveLiveComedy

We believe there is a better ways to enjoy our favourite shows. By capturing some of the best new shows onto vinyl, comedy fans everywhere can experience some of the unique atmosphere of live comedy at home.

Help us to achieve these aims by pledging your support and get yourself some of our exclusive rewards in the process.

THE FRINGE

"One of the Edinburgh Fringe's most acclaimed venues" The Arts Desk

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Every August, Edinburgh becomes the epicentre of the global comedy scene, as we host the world's largest arts festival - the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since our debut in 2017, Monkey Barrel Comedy has programmed some of the most diverse, interesting and innovative line-ups, culminating in numerous award nominations. In 2019, we expanded to five purpose-built stand-up comedy rooms, welcomed over 50 comedians and close to 100,000 visitors though our doors.

We are a local, community focused comedy club which strives to deliver the best experience for everyone who works, visits or performs with us.

We'll be back next year with another cracking lineup, so have at some of the Monkey Barrel Comedy merchandise on offer in the meantime and see if anything takes your fancy to help keep us going until then. 

Thank you!

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THE COMEDY CLUB

"Tremendous Scottish comedy hub" British Comedy Guide

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Monkey Barrel Comedy is Edinburgh's best rated Comedy Club. #1 of 45 Concerts & Shows on TripAdvisor,  Scotland’s Best Venue 2020 Chortle Awards and 3 time Scottish Comedy Award winner. We are owner managed, independent and (usually!) since 2017 open 7 days a week in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Whilst for obvious reasons, specific shows aren't currently being advertised, we're offering three different vouchers, each with a complementary food or drink options with every purchase. All vouchers are redeemable against any of our advertised shows, and/or for food and drink, and are redeemable for 18 months after purchase.

As the review say… Four “fantastic” acts, a “well priced” bar in a “great intimate atmosphere” all brought to you by our “hilarious” resident hosts. “Don't miss if you're in Edinburgh!”

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"The best comedy club in the world." Olga Koch

www.monkeybarrelcomedy.com

THE RECORD LABEL

"Excited to get my records - this is gonna be very cool" Nish Kumar

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Monkey Barrel Records is the new home of exclusive comedy vinyl records, showcasing some of the best shows from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and beyond.

Last year, we recorded a select number of our shows at the Fringe and we are making some of them available on vinyl record for the very first time. 

Our first three releases are available to pre-order now and include some of our very favourite shows from the past 12 months.

John Kearns - Double Take & Fade Away: The only two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner.

Olga Koch - If/Then: The follow-up to her 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominated show.

Ari Eldjárn - Eagle Fire Iron: Iceland’s biggest comedian's awaited return to the Fringe following his 2017 smash hit Pardon My Icelandic.

All three shows are available in exclusive gatefold coloured vinyl and each come with an exclusive digital version of the recording which are not available anywhere else.

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Our longer term vision is to present a second series of Record releases in Autumn 2020, followed by a subscription service targeted for early 2021, offering four records direct to your door each year. 

As well as recording some of the very best shows each Fringe, when it's safe to open our doors again, we will be hand picking some of our very favourite shows for recording on a regular basis. 

www.monkeybarrelrecords.com

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£51 or more

3 VINYL RECORD DEAL PLUS MEMBERSHIP

Save 10% off the Retail Price (£57) plus get the Membership free (worth £10)! All three records plus first access to future releases, priority tickets to new live recordings and exclusive special offers. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£3 or more

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Monkey Barrel Comedy badge

Who wouldn't want a pin badge with the Monkey Barrel Comedy logo on it? Well at least 215 people, as that's how many badges we have left. Price includes UK postage. International Postage available on request.

£6 or more

Smack Talk Live: One Month Pass

Get access to all of Monkey Barrel Comedy's live and online shows. Every Friday from 8pm Smack Talk broadcasts live. Usually £5 for each weekly show ticket, this pass gets you full access to all shows for a whole month, and for £6 per month subscription going forwards. These shows will also be available to watch after the live show, along with our entire back catalogue of online content.

£8 or more

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Monkey Barrel Comedy Fringe 2019 Tote Bags

It's a bag. With our logo on it. You can put things in it. Like a record or a T-Shirt. Records and T-Shirts are also available. Price includes UK postage. International Postage available on request.

£9 or more

AJ Bell Fringe on Friday 7th of August

On the 7th of August at 9pm, kick back and enjoy all your Fringe favourites from the comfort of your own home, with a ticket to the AJ Bell Fringe on Friday.

£10 or more

£10 VOUCHER (INCLUDES FREE FOOD CHOICE FOR 1)

All vouchers are redeemable against any of our advertised shows, and/or for food and drink. Spend £10 or more and get a free hotdog or pizza slice.

£10 or more

MONKEY BARREL RECORDS MEMBERSHIP

First access to all future releases. Priority tickets to all new live recordings. Exclusive special offers. Be informed first about future developments.

£13 or more

Monkey Barrel Comedy Fringe 2019 T-Shirt

Last year's stock now repurposed as vintage collectors editions! Get your Monkey Barrel Comedy 2019 Fringe T-Shirt before there is another Fringe Festival. Sometime next year hopefully. Includes UK Postage. International Postage available on request. See bottom of project page for size availability.

£19 or more

OLGA KOCH GATEFOLD PINK VINYL

The follow-up to her 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominated show. Recorded live in August 2019 at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh. 12" Gatefold Pink Coloured Vinyl. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£19 or more

ARI ELDJARN GATEFOLD FROSTED VINYL

Iceland’s biggest comedian returns to the Fringe. Recorded live in August 2019 at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh. 12" Gatefold Frosted Clear Vinyl. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£19 or more

JOHN KEARNS GATEFOLD YELLOW VINYL

The latest show from the only two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner. Recorded live in August 2019 at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh. 12" Gatefold Transparent Yellow Vinyl. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£20 or more

£20 VOUCHER (INCLUDES FREE FOOD CHOICES FOR 2)

All vouchers are redeemable against any of our advertised shows, and/or for food and drink. Spend £20 or more and choose between two complementary hotdogs or pizza slices, or a sharing portion of nachos.

£29 or more

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OLGA KOCH VINYL

Limited to 250. Signed by Olga Koch. Recorded August 2019 at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh. 12" Gatefold Pink Vinyl. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£29 or more

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION ARI ELDJARN VINYL

Limited to 250. Signed by Ari Eldjárn. Recorded August 2019 at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh. 12" Gatefold Frosted Vinyl. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£29 or more

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION JOHN KEARNS VINYL

Limited to 250. Signed by John Kearns. Recorded live in August 2019 at Monkey Barrel Comedy in Edinburgh. 12" Gatefold Yellow Vinyl. Includes Exclusive Digital Download. Please select from "Reward options" for postage cost.

£40 or more

£40 VOUCHER (INCLUDES FREE VIP PLATTER + 2 DRINKS)

All vouchers are redeemable against any of our advertised shows, and/or for food and drink. Spend £40 or more and get a free VIP sharing platter, plus 2 drinks.

£100 or more

Be a Monkey Barrel Comedy CHAMPION!

Get your name on our Patrons wall in the Monkey Barrel Comedy bar! See you name immortalised and walk the corridors of Monkey Barrels venues knowing you're part of the bricks and mortar! This also includes some bonus extras including our Monkey Barrel Records Membership, free entry to selected weekly shows, advanced notice to new Fringe Shows, Tours and Special Events before anyone else and a big personal thank you across our social media.

£250 or more

Be a Monkey Barrel Comedy LEGEND!

Join our exclusive band of legends with your very own dedicated plaque on the wall of our comedy club. Reserved for those who have supported us through thick and thin, these plaques can be dedicated to whoever you wish and can include a special quote or message. This also includes the bonus extras within the Champion reward. Remember you aren't born a legend but you can become one.

£500 or more

Be a Monkey Barrel Comedy SAVIOUR!

Fancy seeing your name on one of our vintage theatre seats in Monkey Barrel Comedy main room? Your plaque will sit proudly on the back of one of our red velvet seats all year-round. As a saviour of Monkey Barrel you deserve to have your own seat every time you walk in the building. Just tell us which seat, and be ready to enjoy one of the best seats in the house! This also includes the bonus extras within the Champion reward.

£1,000 or more

Be a Monkey Barrel Comedy IDOL!

Get your very own portrait in the Monkey Barrel Comedy style designed by our resident artist Shiel Yule. Your portrait would be framed, hung on our wall during Fringe 2021 and then be ready for you to collect and take home! All our are single, limited edition A2 prints signed by the Artist. This also includes everything included in the Champion reward!

Let's make 'Monkey Barrel Comedy' happen

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