Leith Theatre, photo by Gaelle Beri

Welcome to
Leith Comedy Festival

Brought to you by Punchline
‘Always a strong bill, always eclectic’ Sunday Times

This festival is happening in some shape or form. Due to Coronavirus, we have had to change what we do. We are working with incredible Leithers and local organisations to bring you some fun events, live and online. Watch this space.

Celebrate laughter, celebrate Leith. Unofficially twinned with Rio de Janeiro, Leith has a lust for life and a sparkling sense of humour. Leith Comedy Festival celebrates and inspires creativity and connection through laughter. Leithers have a strong sense of community and their humour is second to none. Set in a bustling historic port town where anything can happen, this isn’t an ordinary comedy festival…

If you have a few minutes, please help us shape Leith Comedy Festival by answering a few questions! THANK YOU

Photograph: Leith Theatre by Gaëlle Beri

‘You can guarantee a fantastic mix of top class comedians’ STV

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Cheers to our Drinks Sponsors!

Lind & Lime Gin

We make Lind & Lime Gin at our Tower Street Stillhouse in Leith, just half a mile from the site of our future whisky distillery. There were so many wild and wonderful gins out there, we decided to do something very simple and do it to perfection: create a benchmark London Dry Gin.

With Juniper front and centre, the crisp citrus of fresh lime peel and the gentle spice of pink peppercorns, Lind & Lime is beautifully balanced, intensely refreshing and the very definition of what a London Dry Gin should taste like.

Lind & Lime is distilled with 100% Clean Electricity, produced with 100% organic ingredients and packaged with 100% plastic free materials.

Campervan Brewery

Started as a way to find some respite while he was looking after his family afflicted by illness, Paul Gibson began to professionally brew beer in 2015 in his garage or in his VW Campervan converted in a mobile brewery, “The Hoppy Camper”.


After struggling to keep up with demand, Paul decided to open The Campervan Brewery in Leith in January 2017.

The brewery hasn’t stopped growing since, with the opening of a taproom in August 2017 and the increase of their brewing capacity from 50HL to 120HL in 2019.

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