Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days betore publication. Comedy Listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
nor revlew In last tortnight’s issue stated that The Stand comedy club in Edinburgh offered tour acts ior £5.
In tact, The Stand at the Tron makes a point of giving you at least live acts in exchange for your blue and green scrap of paper. Apologies to all concerned.
FRIDAY 13 Edinburgh
I The Stand The Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 l550. l)oors open Spin-dam (show runs ‘)—l lpm). At least five acts for £5 (£4. benefit only -— no student concessions). Weekly. Scotland's favourite ex-accountant stand-up l-‘red MacAulay is the star turn at the awfy busy local comedy club. The Arnold Brown-ish Mark Bratchpiece supports. while Jane Mackay hosts the proceedings.
I Club Brouhaha! Gilded Balloon. Cowgate. Edinburgh. 226 6550. 9pm. £4 (£3). From the makers of the Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit. a new fortnightly night of shenanigans. lispect sketches. improv, stand-up and games from comics both rising and risen. and as
if that wasn't enough. a resident DJ for dancing to when the laughter gets too much.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open Spin). £5 (£3.50). New weekly night featuring the potential comedy superstars of tomorrow. Tickling your funny bones tonight -< a jampacked programme including Kevin Devine. James l)on|an. l)onna Krachan. Mas Sharp. Billy Bonkers (he is) and Dallas and Packer. \r'iv Gee -- the class comic poet from l’enicuik comperes.
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh llouse. Hunter Square. 220 I550. l 4pm. Free (donations welcome). Weekly. Think
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less than tive acts tor a tlver? Don’t make me laugh! The Stand‘s iron lady Jane Mackay
you're funny'.’ Those enterprising persons frotn The Stand have introduced this chance for new and established comics to tryout new material in an allegedly risk- free lone. Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough . . . Dave Williams comperes.
WEDNESDAY 18 Edinburgh
I comics On Tap 'l'apsters. 3 llowden Street. Information: 667 032K. 8.30pm—late. £3. Stand-up in your local pub kind-of-a-deal (it this weekly spot for both newcomers and more established acts. Tonigth bill includes stand-ups David Keay and Allan Miller with compere Susan Fraser. (‘all (‘hristine on the above number if you fancy a go behind the mike.
THURSDAY 19 Edinburgh
I The Stand downstairs at Christie‘s. West Port. Information: 662 4467. S.30pm--latn (show runs 9.30-l l.30ptn). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Tonight's line-up in your local comedy den: Mancunian impressionist and stand- up Matt Seber. stand-up Ales Boartlman (also Mane). surreal Scot Gerry Grant. Susan Morrison as compere and not one bill two open spots. Please note: no show Thursday 26 while The Stand finish off their Xmas sweeties.
FRIDAY 20 Edinburgh
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. Doors open 8pm—-lam (show runs ()«l lpm). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only -- no student concessions). Weekly. More frotn the ever-expanding local comedy club with stand-up Alex Boardman. stand-up and impressionist Matt Seber (also at The Stand. Christie's Thursday l9) and local lad Gordon Brunton. Jane Mackay is resident cotnpere.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). See Sun l5. ()n tonight's bill: ‘ Susan Morrison. Bill Dewar. Alan McQueen. Gerry Grant. Janie Godley and David Williams. Comic poet Viv Gee comperes.
FRIDAY 27 Edinburgh
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 I550. Doors open
Rpm—lam (show runs 9-l lptn). At least live acts for £5 (£4. benefit only. no student concessions). Weekly. Prise yourself away from turkey sandwiches and selection boxes and get a bellyful of post-Xmas laughs with a comedy line-up that includes Stand debuts frotn Welsh stand-up Noel James and Scouse-Geordie Anvil Springstein. as well as spots frotn Edinburgh‘s Jim Lavery and Craig Mitchell. Jane Mackay comperes.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). See Stilt l5. ()n tonight's bill: Marian Kilpatrick. Craig Mitchell. Raymond Mearns. Jo McKenzie and Reg .-\nderson.
I The Stand downstairs at Christie's. West Port. Information: 662 4467. S..3(lpiii~ lam (show runs 9.30 -1 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Start the new year with a smile on yer face — with a Stand debut from delightfully-natned Dundonian comedy songs-and-poetry duo Ruby Slippers. plus return visits from Bill Dewar and Alan Miller. Susan Morrison comperes.
FRIDAY 3 Edinburgh
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. Doors open 8pm lam (show runs ‘)—l lptn). At least five acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions). l‘)9() Daily Telegmph/Avalon ()pen Mic award
w inner l-‘rankie Boyle takes centre stage. Dave Williams and Dundonian duo Ruby Slippers support. and Jane Mackay comperes. as the comedy clth about town gets settled in its relatively new Friday night venue.
WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh
I Comics On Tap Tapsters. 3 llowden Street. Information: 667 0328.
8.30pm late. £3. .latnes Longworth comperes and Stuart Potter. Dave Williams and Ian Kendall crack thejokes in this weekly comedy spot for new and more established acts. Call Christine on the above number for information about open spots.
I Fred MacAulay’s Comedy Club Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. 8.30 l0.45pm (doors 8pm). £5. Follically-challenged Scots funnyman Fred introduces a mix of big and wee-er stand-ups in the three—to-four-acts-for-a- fiver fortnightly comedy club. And once you've laughed your socks off. you can dance and drink your socks off in the Velvet Rooms till 3am. Aspiring stand- ups should call the above number for information on open spots.
I The Stand downstairs at Christie's. West Port. lnformation: 662 4467. 8.30pm— l atn (show runs 930—] 1.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Splendid comic poet Hovis Presley. Mark Bratchpiece. plus another act to be confirmed are the line-up at Edinburgh's packed-out comedy club. Susan Morrison comperes.
62 The List [3 Dec l996-9 Jan I997