listings masgow Cosy Comedy Cafe Java Internet Cafe. Comedy is listed by date, then by 152 Park Road. 337 6814. Doors opett

city. Shows will be listed, providing 8pm. £3. BYOB. Laughs from local that details reach our offices at least stand-ups on a fortnightly basis with a

ten da 5 in advance of publication. bring-your-own-beers policy to smooth Come y listings compiled by Ellie the path of your comedy enjoyment. Carr. Don‘t get too pissed though. or you’ll

miss tonight's star line-up of Reg 27 Anderson, John Gillick and Ray Mearns , with time-shifting music from l)oktor Edinburgh Bru & The C‘ydermen. The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House.

Httnter Square. 220 I550. Doors open m

8pm- lam (show runs 9—1 lpm). At least

five acts for £5 (£4. benefit only no Glasgow

student concessions). Weekly. The The Comic Club Blackl‘riars

weekend version of the ever-growing Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. comedy club gives you Johnny Vegas. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50).

Start Vernon. Motherwell's Mark Weekly. The long-running basement club Bratchpiece and Edinburgh‘s own Alan continues to pull in the crowds lookittg McQueen with compere Jane Mackay fora spot ol‘comic reliefbel’ore Monday keeping order in the house. descends. In the hot seat is resident

compete Viv Gee. placing new talent in front of the mike and dragging in a few faces from further afield. This week‘s laughter managers are Marian Kilpatrick. James Donlan and Alan McQueen.



Clutha Comedy Nights Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm. Free. Fortnightly. Still in its embryonic stages but lighting fit. this night of stand- up and general madcappery features Ray Mearns. Billy Bonkers and Ian Foy.


Victoria Wood Usher Hall. l.othian Road. 228 H55 or Ticket Line: 220 43-19. 8pm. £16.50 & £ H50. ()ne of Britain‘s most endurineg popular comedians returns in her one-woman KNOCK knock knOCkin'i show. taking a jovial but dry look at what

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Marian Kilpatrick pays a visit to it‘s like to be middle-aged. female and I ' The Comic Club, Glasgow. Sun 29 not a size ten in bootleg hipsters. i Droll with it: Neil Shackleton as Neil Gallacher . . . Every August, Edinburgh fills up with hundreds of people who are gagging for a laugh . . . and that’s

just the comedians. For three long weeks, Edinburgh becomes comedy central for the whole world; and of course some acts have more fizz than others.

That’s where Perrier comes in. For the past seventeen years, the Perrier Award panel has been checking out every comedy act on the Fringe, sorting out the sparkling from the flat.

The Perrier Awards for Best Comedian and Best Newcomer, presented each year during the final week of the Festival, have long been the most coveted bottle—shaped items in comedy. Previous winners include Frank Skinner (1991), Lee Evans (1993), Jenny Eclair, (1995) and Dylan Moran (1996).


This year, one lucky reader of The List will have an exclusive opportunity to take part in the judging for the Perrier Awards.

It’s hard work, mind. You'll be expected to see around fifty shows (many of them late at night) and share your opinion with the other judges. There's no funny money to be made, but you’ll get free tickets for all the shows, plus a whole crate of champagne to yourself.

If you think you’re the person to separate the rib—splitters from the bullshitters, and you’ve got some time to spare this August, send your application in now.

Write us a letter of about 250 words, telling us your views and feelings about comedy, and saying why you think you’re the person for the job.

Send your entry, with your name, address

r ‘1 and daytime telephone number to: PERRIER PANEL, The List, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 lTE p .’hVornntR““fi Entries should arrive by Thursday 10 July.

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