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.
FRIDAY 10 Edinburgh
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 l550. Doors open Spin—lam (show runs 9—l Ipm). At least ﬁve acts for £5 (£4. benefit only — no student concessions). Weekly. Fun and laughter on Friday nights from The Stand at The Tron. with this week's roster of
flew year cheer: The Stand’s indefatigable .lane Mackay forges forward Into 1997
stand-ups to include offbeat Hovis Presley as headliner. up-and-coming Mark Bratchpiece and Susan Morrison offering support. with Jane Mackay as compcre.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). The Comic Club were taking a well-earned New Year break when we went to press. Call for details of January bookings.
THURSDAY 16 Edinburgh
I The Stand downstairs at Christie‘s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm— 1 am (show runs 9.30—1 l.30pm). At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. Tonight in your local comedy den: ten minutes with the surreal Max Sharp. ten minutes with Glaswegian Jo Mackenzie and considerably longer with Stand old hand John Gillick. Susan Morrison comperes.
FRIDAY 17 Edinburgh
I The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 [550. Doors open 8pm—lam (show runs 9—l lpm). At least ﬁve acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no student concessions). Weekly. The incredible badger-haired Kenny Harris headlines at the newest outpost of the capital's popular stand-up club. with Dundonian Jimmy Mooney and Reg Anderson offering all the support they can and Jane Mackay keeping Parliamentary- style order throughout the house.
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If you’re not already an established comedy writer or performer, enter the BBC New Comedy Awards.
Just send us ﬁve minutes of your original comedy script or ﬁve minutes from your stand-up performance and you could win £l,000 plus a BBC Radio commission.
The heats and semi- mals of the Stand-Up Award will be held at The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh. Call 0990 ll 66 44 for more details. Closing date for entries is February 28th, I997.
THE BBC NEW COMEDY AWARDS You've got to start somewhere.
John Dilliclt is back at the Edinburgh comedy club on Thursday 16
I The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). The Comic Club were taking a New Year break when we went to press. Call for details ofJanuary bookings.
THURSDAY 23 Edinburgh
I The Stand downstairs at Christie’s. West Port. Information 662 4467. 8.30pm-lam (show runs 9.30—l l.30pm).
At least four acts for £4 (£3). Weekly. At this week‘s edition of the city's busiest comedy club - tough-talkin‘ Geordie stand-up Gavin Webster takes centre stage. with Jack Weatherall and Bathgate’s Bill Dewar offering support and Susan Morrison as compere.
I Hugh Lennon And His Amazing Ilypnodog Pleasance Societies Centre. The Pleasance. 650 2349. Doors open 8pm; show begins 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Second of five pint-size servings of frothy comedy from the Newcastle Brown National Comedy Network. this half- canine double-act returns after Fringe success to astound Edinburgh audiences all over again.
Phil McIntyre Presents
starring Rik Mayan & Adrian
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From Monday 10 February 1997
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE Tickets £12.50, £14.50, £16.50 Box Office: 0141 287 5511
& all usual agents Agency & cc bltgs subject to bkg tee
IN A BRAND NEW SHOW
From Monday 2 June 1997
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE Tickets £12.50, £14.50, £15.50 Box Office: 0141 287 5511
From Monday 30 June 1997
EDINBURGH USHER HALL Tickets £14.50, £16.50 Box Office: 0131 228 1155
From Wednesday 2 July 1997
ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTYS THEATRE Tickets £13.50, £16.50, £18.50 Box Office: 01224 641122 & all usual agents Agency 8. cc bkge sub)ect to bltg tee
66 The List lO-23 Jan I997