Daniel Downie: Jacobite

Comedy (historical)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 20:00


An over-zealous Highlander taking on the British comedy establishment to impress his dad – Daniel Downie is a Jacobite! Award winning Scottish comedian and historian Daniel Downie presents a show about Scottish history’s ultimate romantic failures, the Jacobites. ‘Daniel is a history humour mixologist who will leave you laughing, thinking, and desperate to reread that book you stuck on a shelf years ago’ (Scotsman). ‘Mindset culture, and a history of Caledonia you won’t get in Lonely Planet’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘A star on the rise, one to watch’ (MumbleComedy.net).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Venue is on the 2nd floor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Jill Carpenter 39 days ago

Absolutely loved this show - I haven't laughed so much at a show in years. Would thorougly recommend - best comedy show I have seen this year.

Alexa Clark 40 days ago

Absolutely hilarious! Went along to see Daniel Downie after seeing him perform at the Fringe on a whim in 2021 and again he did not disappoint. You can’t help but laugh your head off at his cynical sense of humour and commanding presence in the room, I enjoyed every minute of his show and hope to one day attend one of his walking tours when I am next in Edinburgh (sadly didn’t have time this year). A must-see show do not miss!

Rob 43 days ago

Clever, a bit venomous, left me in tears. A bit less history than I might have liked, but there was definitely some there and it was spot on. One of my favorite shows.

Laurie Brewster 44 days ago

Daniel’s infectious on-stage energy makes every punchline land extra hard. This is a delightfully cynical hour about Scotland that everyone should have on their list!

Jorge Salas 46 days ago

Saw show yesterday. One of our favorites. He was witty, funny and engaging. Highly recommend it!

Kevin 48 days ago

Great show! Don't normally take the time to review a performer, but thought I'd do this with Daniel - even though he slagged Dundee :P Type of guy you'd love to have a pint with. Well worth going to see!

Pat Phillip 50 days ago

My husband and I belly laughed all the way thorough this performance - if you like a Scottish comedian, you’ll love Daniel Downie. He is hilarious and definitely worth a visit .

Fiona Campbell-Hannah 57 days ago

Loved Daniel's show today...went along on a whim, taking a punt from the website listings, and so glad we did, it was a real highlight of the day and had me proper belly laughing! Warm and friendly audience interactions, natural charm and clever punchlines. A scot doing what scots do best; self-deprecation blended with national pride! Definitely recommend you go see this show or look out for one of his Mountebank Scotland comedy walking tours around the city!

Gary Park 58 days ago

Daniel is on top form and we loved the performance. Great energy in the venue. Thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend the show.

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The Recs (4/5 stars) 55 days ago

Jacobite is a keenly-observed, sharply-delivered hour that will have you laughing with and loving Scotland in equal measure.

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