Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
I Stand Up Night MacSorIey‘s Bar. Jamaica Street. Information: 221 0198. 8.45pm. Free. One-offcomedyjam with plans to go regular in the near future. and featuring the stand-up talents of Raymond Mearns. Billy Bonkers. comic poet Viv Gee and compere Gary Hagen. Plus open spot.
I Bed The Attic. Legends. Cowgate. 8.30pm—3am (doors open 8pm). Call 667 1472 for booking information. Slip between the sheets of this new weekly comedy-fest. Everyone should be tucked up in Bed on a Monday night. say the hosts. with a cosy mix of stand-up. games. Blian Date-style match-making and music.
I Velvet Rooms Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. 8.30pm-10.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Glasgow's newest regular
laughter zone. with man-about-the- comedy-circuit Fred MacAulay as
resident compere. and a fresh supply of up
and coming local comics every fortnight.
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie‘s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm—lam (show runs 9pm-I l.30pm). £4 (£3). Thursday nights are comedy nights at Christie’s. with the hotspot for budding talent and wannabes packing them in every week. In the Den tonight are Dundonian stand-up Donna Krachan. angst-ridden Graeme McMurdo. Mick Parkin and resident host Jane Mackay.
I The Full Monty Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 2935. 9pm—late. £6 (inc booking fee). Is it a comedy club'.’ Is it a gig”? Is it a house club? Hey. it‘s all three rolled into one. Back for their second big night (they plan to go monthly). The l-‘n/l Manly present a bill that kicks off with comic Charlie Chuck (Uncle Peter in The Smell ()fReet'ex zlm/ ,lvlm'timcr). moves on to a live set from local ska band PROI. and works up to a sweaty climax with DJ Colin Cook from Horny Monkey. Now that‘s entertainment.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £3. Gilded Balloon Productions team up with The Comic Club to bring you the Scottish heats of the BBC New Comedy Awards. Top Scottish double-act John Paul Leach and Ford Kiernan take competitors through their stand-up paces over the remaining ﬁve weeks. leading up to the semi-finals at this year’s Mayfest and the grand ﬁnal at the (drumroll. drumroll) 50th Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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I Glasgow Hard Tickets East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()Id Coach Road. 01355 261000. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Rubber liar Productions' comic voyage through the lives of three sassy Govan women in search of more in life than a bag o‘ chips on Friday night and a wee setni in Paisley. Written by The thI/(t’tl Bruin/1's Kathleen Ruddy. the company‘s debut production was a big hit at last year‘s Fringe. Brought down your way by Whyte and Mackay and Gilded Balloon Productions.
I Glasgow Hard Tickets tiast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road, () I 355 26I000. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 2‘).
SUNDAY 31 . Edinburgh
I Julian Clary Festival Theatre. l3/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm. A de- frocked Clary in one night only of updates on the health of Fanny The \Vontlet‘dog. revelations on his private life tie. what he got up to last Thursday night) and a slide show to boot. See feature.
I Bed The Attic. Legends. Cowgate. 8.30pm—3am (doors open 8pm). Call 667 I472 for booking information. Slip between the sheets of this new weekly comedy-fest. Everyone should be tucked
Comic competition: Kiernan and leach are your hosts for the heats of
Fun for the money: Rubber Ear Productions in Glasgow llard Tickets
up in Bed on a Monday night. say the hosts. with a cosy mix of stand-up. games. Blind Date-ster match-making and music.
THURSDAY 4 . Edinburgh
I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm—Iam (show runs ()prn-l 1.30pm) £4 (£3). See Thurs 28. Gordon Brunton. David Keay. Marian Kilpatrick and impressionist Paul Hurling conduct the fun and games. And there's open spots too.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Bell Street. 552 5924. 0.30pm (doors open sﬁtiptn). £3 Sec Thurs 28.
I The Stand The Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. lnformation/tickets: 0l7b‘6
451 I42. 8.30pm til late. £5 (£4). The top Iidinburgh stand-up club tips sticks to comedy pastures new with their first ever night in Stirling. Regular Stuml stars llovis Presley. Joe IIeenan. Graeme McMurdo and resident compere latte Mackay plus musical interludes from Dundonian hoydens Vive Ifllysteric. Plus open spots. Also. . . don't miss the chance to cut your comedy teeth and learn a few tricks of the trade from the really quite famous Scottish comedian Bruce Morton and Stu/u/ regular Andrew Walker in a free class to be held at the above venue on the afternoon of the club between 6pm--.\’pm. Application forms/information pack frotn Jane: (llﬁl 662 4467. Closing date Mon I Apr.
the BBC Comedy Awards at Blacktriars, Glasgow. Thurs 28
86 The List 22 Mar-4 Apr 1996