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Ian Stone Will Make It Better


Ian Stone Will Make It Better

The Counting House

38 West Nicolson Street
The Ballroom: AUG 3-13, 15-27 at 16:00 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Ian Stone Will Make It Better

Feel like life is getting you down? Ian Stone will make it better. Seriously funny - The Guardian. **** 'One of the top ten comedians in Britain' - The Independent ****

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.

News and Reviews for this Show

August 21, 2023    One4Review

Ian Stone has been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe since 1995 so has plenty of experiences in his locker. He has always been a much sought after guest for panel shows both on TV and radio ever since. He obviously has a huge following and long queues outside his venue each day testify, he is very much in demand as a stand-up as well.
Stone effortlessly takes control of the room from the start. His wit on display from the off, audience interactions throughout, and a whole raft of well written and impeccably delivered material, liberally laced with belly laughs, keeps everyone gagging for more.
A lot of his material has a political slant, well there is so much scope there isn’t there, but it’s not just the government who get a pasting, the opposition come under scrutiny.
Uber Arsenal fan Stone has to talk a little football too of course, but religion, AI, his upbringing, daft things that youngsters do, Nicholas Witchell, and US politics also crop up in the all to short hour.
This is a show not to be missed. As part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival, entry is free, however donations at the end should be made. Dig deep you would pay a lot of money elsewhere for inferior fsre. Click Here For Review

August 8, 2023    Entertainment Now

Ian Stone quickly announces that the theme for this show is “basically trying to bring people together” because he feels that we’ve all become a bit polarized.

Cobblers, say I. The theme of this show is basically a stand-up on top of his game being bloody funny.


As he says, “Laughter makes it better.”

He’s not pushing any boundaries or reinventing comedy, he’s just being hilarious but that said, I think he might be on to something with his proposal for a food-based immigration policy. Click Here For Review

August 5, 2023    Chortle

Laudably, Ian Stone says his show might be about bringing people together, given there’s more that unites us than divides us. Except, of course, those selfish bastards like Tories or people who play music on buses without headphones.

Turns out Ian Stone Will Make It Better isn’t especially about unity, or indeed about much at all. But that doesn’t matter a great deal. What the stand-up veteran lacks in depth he more than makes up for in breadth, with a show taking on politics, religion, royalty and many of the other major news stories of the past 12 months – all covered with an insightful directness that cuts straight to the point. Click Here For Review