a scorching mix of poems. songs & scripts from the tap-dancing poets

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Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oltices at least ten days before publication. Theatre listings compiled by Neil Cooper.



I The Stand The Moscow Bar. 6 Sottth St David Street (opposite .lenners). 556 6375. Doors open 8pm—lam (show runs *)--l lpm). At least five acts for £5 (£4). A pair of pocls headline ill The Slitlld‘s weekend venue. Mick Parkin is from Sunderland and is becoming a bit of a regular in Scotland. Phil Doran. meanwhile. hails from Liverpool. and is a poet with punchlines. Quintessential btil'liii Mark Dolan supports. and there's an ‘lrish ()pen Spot'. featuring Aberdeen's lilvis McGinty.

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I Comics On Tap Tapsters. .3 Howden Street (behind De Niro's on Nicolson Street). Info: 667 0328. 8.30pin—late. £4. Weekly stand-up night for both up-and- cotning and more established local talent. Call the above number if you fancy a shot at the mic.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. ()l4l 552 5924. 8.30pm-late. £5 (£3.50). A

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Enjoy cool sounds from DJ Slrnon Hodge (Club Latino). hot salsa from Pe’lante. tango the night away with whoever catches yourtancy and dine on the best Latin-American food.

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I The Stand Comic Den. Christie's. West Port. Information: 662 4467. H.30pm—lam (show runs ‘).3l)—l |.30pni). At least four acts for £4 (£3). l’re-l-‘estival warm-up. with compere Frankie Boyle introducing a new double-act as McBrier and Mackay premiere Mil/ring 7}; [me Bu! limr sink/('- ('/iuinv. Meanwhile. John (iillick presents lltc‘ pl't‘llllcl'c (ll. W/ltll .‘il'l’ )im LIAN”. There are also open spots from liddie McKean and Lyndon B. Pig.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 0|4| 552 5924. 8.30pm—late. £5 (£3.50). The pre- Fringe weekend warni~up continues. Tonight's headliner is Sean Cullen of Corky And The Juice Pigs. who previews his solo show I)(IIII(’ Sv/Ul/t' Mt't'lx Her Maker. Support is provided by Mitch Benn and Ian Kendall. with their Kt’llt/(l/ till/(fl ('ukt' mix of music. comedy and magic.



I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 0l4| 552 5924. 8.30pm—late. £6 (£3.50). Final night of Glasgow's pre-lidinburgh warm-up features a heavy dose of bearded unpredictability from Phil Kay. who introduces Glasgow's own Fred MacAulay and friends.


I The Stand The Moscow Bar. 6 South St David Street (opposite Jenners). 556 6375. Doors open 8pm-lam (show runs ()-l lpm). At least five acts for £5 (£4). Pie-Fringe warm~ups are the order of the week. with The Stand hosting McBrier and Mackay's Nut/lint: 7}; Law Bur Your Anlt/r-C/iuiiis. set to run at \\’.J.Christie's throughout the Fringe. alongside John Gillick's What Are You Ultra". set to appear at this venue. Frankie Boyle comperes. and there are open spots too.

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Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 0|~1l 552 5924. 8.30pm—late. £6 (£3.50). Corky And The Juice Pigs' members in a form you've never seen before. Sean Cullen dons a flamboyant dress fora pre- Fringe rendition of Dame vai/lt' Mu'lr Hcr Maker. Phil Nichol performs his solo show l’lri/ Nlt'llrl/ /.\' .S't‘liim. and Greg Neale coinperes. Corkingl


the Stand's coniedy nights tor the Edinburgh Festival Fringe begin at W.J.christie’s and the Moscow car on Sun 4 August, and continue lor seven nights a week until Sat 31 August. See Fringe Programme tor details.



I Comics 0n tap Tapsters. Corner of East Crosscauseway and Howden Street (behind De Niro's on Nicolson Street). Info: 667 0328. 8.30pm—late. £4. Newish. regular night of laughter with this weekly stand-up night for both up-and-coming and more established local talent. lfyou fancy a shot at the mic call Penny or Christine on the above number.

so The List 26 Jul-8 Aug I996