Gilded Balloon Comedy At Drygate 2015

In the same way that the brewers at Drygate have worked tirelessly to perfect the recipes for their selection of craft beers, we’re perfecting the recipe for the ultimate in Friday night entertainment!

Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate Brewing Company returns in 2015 for a new and improved evening of comedy every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 8pm!

We’re setting the precedent for the rest of the year with an incredible debut show in January featuring Dylan Moran’s brand new work in progress! (more…)

Dylan Moran to Open GB Studio Saturdays

The Gilded Balloon and The Edinburgh Festival Theatre have teamed up for 2015 to bring you the hottest new comedy night in town!

We’re seeing in the New Year with a special introductory show on January 10th to give you a taster of what’s to come EVERY first Saturday of the month until August – that’s right Fringe fans, we’re on a mission to keep the festival alive all year round! And where better to host the event than Edinburgh’s own Festival Theatre? We’ll be commandeering The Studio (the Festival Theatre’s fantastic new venue space) to deliver some of the best acts on the UK comedy scene!


Karen Koren and Darren Blackburn

Gilded Balloon at Drygate, Glasgow

The Gilded Balloon are very excited to announce our partnership with Drygate Brewing Co. in Glasgow. From Friday 29 August, the Gilded Balloon will be bringing comedy to Glasgow every Friday night!

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A Word from the Artistic Director

It’s over for another year, and there will be a lot of tired and weary performers travelling home today after successes or failures. There is nothing like the feeling of nearly 4 weeks of flyering, trying to get audiences and the highs and the lows that come with the territory.


Aidan Strangeman Wins So You Think You’re Funny? 2014

Irish funny man Aidan Strangeman, beat off stiff competition from eight of Britain and Ireland’s strongest up and coming comic talents to be crowned the winner of Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s leading stand-up comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? 2014


Award Winners

Scotsman Fringe First Award
The Collector

Primary Times Children’s Choice Award
Arabian Nights

Amused Moose Comedy Award
Celia Pacquola

Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award
Croft & Pearce

ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards 2014
Bec & Tom’s Awesome Laundry