Upcoming Events…

New Year Tales

10th January, The Stand Edinburgh, 8.30pm (£5/£4)

And we’re back! Electric Tales returns for 2012 with another spanking line-up of comedy storytellers, set to entertain and tickle your fancy until it bleeds happiness all over the shop. This month’s performers include…

Allan Miller! Writer, comedian and person

Ron Fairweather and Fergus McNicol! Storytellers, Macastory fellows and cheerful types

Bob Skeldon! Storytelling blokey and nice to children chap.

Teddy! Mega-ace comedian with proper jokes and that. Evil.

All the usual stuff! (you know the kinda thing we’re talking ’bout)

Find out more on our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/214626141956919/

See you there kidz



Autumn Days and the Grass is Jewelled…

As the nights draw in, what you really need in your life is a night of comedy storytelling featuring some legendary performers. Right? Right. With regular host Siân out of the country, a couple of freakishly marvellous (and we mean that in every sense) comperes have stepped up to the plate. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Niall Browne and Derek Johnston: a pair so weird they’ve swung all the way back round to normal. They’ll be introducing a top line-up at the next show, with acts including Father Ted‘s Michael Redmond, musical act Tommy Mackay and the Antihoot hero: Lach.

All you need to know is…

WHERE: The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh (but of course)

WHEN: Tuesday 11th October 2011

WHAT TIME: Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.30pm

HOW MUCH: Just £5 full price, or £4 for students/members

There’s more info and chat about the event on the Facebook page.

Literally, that is all you need to know for the rest of your life. And you are bloody welcome.


It’s September and it’s a Back to Skool special. We know you’re all feeling sleepy and tired after the Festivals but we’ve planned an evening crammed with comedy storytelling of the most playful kind. Snuggle into The Stand and we’ll cheer up those autumnal blues with some fine performers doing some fantabulous entertaining.

WHERE: The Stand Comedy Club, York Place, Edinburgh

WHEN: Tuesday 13th September

OTHER STUFF: Doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.30pm and tickets a bargain at £5/£4. Book in advance by phoning the good people of The Stand on: 0131 558 7272

See you there kittens!


It’s nearly July! Gosh and darnit but this year is flying by. The robots are grumbling that it’s nearly Christmas already but it’s only because they get cranky in the summer.  Still, a new month means a new edition of Electric Tales is about to be launched. So, here’s what you need to know…

12th July at The Stand Comedy Club, York Place, Edinburgh. Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.30pm.

This month we’ve another kooky collection of the weird and wonderful telling comedy stories including…

Tim Porteus! The acclaimed storyteller and wearer of hats is being all charming

Lucy Oldham! Comedian and lamb tickler

Kirsty Neary! This up-and-coming writer, author of The Stately Pantheon, and award-winning eyeliner-wearer is guesting at The Stand this month

Hat and Hood! Last seen in Niall Browne and Elaine Malcolmson are All Kinds of Everything, this Northern Irish duo will present a rather different view of the world.

There’ll be special guests, the chance to win a tiny homeless robot and all the usual loveliness. Hope to see you there, chickens.



Welcome welcome to our latest news,

Man, we totally forgot to update this bit, didn’t we? We have two shows in June, which is megazoid exciting. First up, we’re back in our regular Stand house with this fine selection of lads and lasses…

Ryan van Winkle! (poet, talker, facial hair grower)

Stu and Garry! (improv duo, insult shakers)

Zorras! (megaphone wielding musical spoken word awesome)

Liz Ely! (funny, freedom fighting ninja)

Jojo Sutherland! (comedian and woman. Posher than you’d think)

As ever, there’ll be a chance to win your very own robot, alongside all the usual beauty of comedy storytelling and beautiful banter. Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8.30pm and tickets are just £4 for grown-ups and £3 for concessions, members or any of Take That.

Hope to see you there. You can book tickets in advance by phoning The Stand on 0131 558 7272.

SECONDLY! We’re making a swooshing special appearance at Leith Festival. Head to the Constitution Bar on the 16th June to see a special comedy storytelling line-up, as part of the Leith Festival Comedy Session. We’re on between 8-9pm and it would fine and diggity dandy to see y’all there. Representin’ Leith and that.


Why, hello there sailor…you’re looking fine.

Well, the first thing to let you know about is our next show, taking place on the 15th March at The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh. With some fabulous representatives from the world of storytelling, spoken word and comedy, it’s set to be our best show yet. Acts include…

The fabulous comedian Susan Calman, she’s the Radio 4 Newsquiz regular, who you may know from stage, tv or filling in for Fred MacAulay on Radio Scotland. You can find out more about Susan on her website: http://www.susancalman.com/

The intriguing writer/performer/Falkirkian Alan Bissett, who’ll be dishing out some wisdom in the shape of The Moira Monologues: http://www.alanbissett.com/live.html

Charming storyteller Gerry Durkin, with his wise words and facial hair, being all entertaining. http://www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk/directory/Tellerview.asp?key=29

Comedian and all-round clever chap Andrew Learmonth is testing his mettle at Electric Tales by turning his comedy prowess to the art of the story. http://www.thestand.co.uk/acts.aspx?act=AndrewLearmonth

If that wasn’t enough, we’ve got writer, funny chap and Writers’ Bloc regular Gavin Inglis doing something awesome. He’s funny, we’re funny… it’s going to be great. http://www.gavininglis.com/

Tickets are available from The Stand, 5 York Place, or by phoning 0131 558 7272. You can also reserve tickets by emailing us at this address: electrictales@me.com. They’re £4 for grown-ups, £3 concessions. A bargain, non? The show starts at 8.30, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

Hope to see you there!


Greetings electrical fans…

If you’re needing a fix of comedy and storytelling, then November sees the next installment of Electric Tales. We’ll be appearing at The Scottish Storytelling Centre on the 25th November which is, as everyone knows, a brilliant day for listening to sparkling wit. Action kicks off at 7.30pm and the best night of your life is available for just £6, or £4 for concessions.

More details can be found on the centre’s website, or get in touch with any questions that are burning your brain like a kidney infection. We’ll be happy to help. Well, unless your question is something about the meaning of life, in which case we’ll be delighted to help but you may not like the answer. You have been warned.

Have a delightful day, dearest reader, and do feel free to spread the word about our delightful little soirée.

BREAKING NEWS: We have a brand spanking new comedian on board! The marvellous Derek Johnston is joining us on Thursday. He’s already entertained the pants off Electric Tales in the past, so we can’t wait to have him back. Huzzah!

Our next event is at the very fabulous Edinburgh Stand Comedy Club on the 21st September. We’ll be kicking off at 8.30 but get there early for a good seat and maybe a cheeky pint before it starts. It may be a school night but treat it like a holiday, it’s only Wednesday and what happens on a Wednesday? Nothing. Tickets are just £6 (£4 for dirty students) and available in advance by phoning the venue on 0131 558 7272.

Anything else you need to know is available on The Stand website.

More events will be added here soon, until you have so much information that you might actually pop. Like an over-enthusiastic balloon which are, I think you’ll agree, the best kind.


Our next event, creeping round the corner, is at The Stand Comedy Club on the 10th May. All the bank holidays will be over (for a couple of weeks), the sun will have ended and something meaningless will have happened to irritate the arse off you on a dismal Monday morning. But worry not, comedy storytelling fans, for we have a stonking line-up to cheer you all up.

Performers include the fabulous Jo Caulfield, Joe Heenan, James Spence, The Creative Martyrs, Gordon Alexander and Siân Bevan on hosting duties.

More details coming soon but, for now all you need to know is…

10th May, The Stand Comedy Club, 8.30pm ,£4 (£3 concessions).

See you anon, soldier


§ 2 Responses to Upcoming Events…

  • Andy Todd says:


    I read about you on the Stand website and it sounds like it will be a great night tonight. Unfortunately an early morning flight precludes me popping through from Glasgow to see it; but, could you add my email address to your mailing list for future events? I’ve tried the email button but for some reason my browser is rejecting it.

    And if Bruce, Paul or Susan are reading this – hello again! And thanks once more for helping with the 10 Steps to Funny course, it’s been great to have had those lessons to fall back on now that I’m starting on the circuit.

    Kind regards


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