The Gilded Balloon expands into the West

Comedy club, The Gilded Balloon has joined up with the Drygate Brewing Company to launch its club in Glasgow. The comedy club, now in its 30th year, revealed the news last month. Says artistic director Karen Koren, “It’s been 20 years since Gilded Balloon had a regular venue to present comedy in Glasgow and we’re really excited to be joining up with Drygate and The Vintage.” She continued, “Drygate is the ideal environment where audiences will be able to experience first class comedy, food and craft beer all under one roof. We’re looking forward to a long association with Drygate and bringing regular comedy back to the west coast.” 
Darren Blackburn, Director of The Vintage at Drygate comments, “When Drygate opened its doors in May, The Vintage craft beer kitchen and bar jumped at the opportunity to expand west from our founding restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh. The Gilded Balloon expansion continues this theme of collaboration, expansion and talent finding a home here at Drygate.”
Karen Koren, will curate the line-up of popular comedic talent including Rob Rouse, Mark Nelson, Romesh Ranganthan and Felicity Ward with two three act shows running every Friday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm and from 10pm – 12am.
Dinner and comedy packages will see The Vintage at Drygate as front of house hosts, serving a pre and post-show menu that includes beery mussels, rump steak and artisan cheese boards alongside a 200-strong bottle list.