Comedy is listed by date. then by city. Shows will be listed, providing that details reach our offices at least ten da s in advance of publication. Come listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
Elaine With Attitude King‘s Theatre. Bath Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8—£15 (conc available). Rab C. Nesbitt’s missus throws off her pinny to reveal the brassy comedienne and songstress that lies beneath.
The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 9—llpm. Five acts for £5 (£4 UB40 only). Weekly. Londoner Justin Lee Collins. Brummie Hqiqat Ali and Bristolian Tony Elvin star in this Glastonbury Winners‘ Special at the ever-popular local comedy club. Jane Mackay comperes.
Elaine With Attitude King‘s Theatre. 8th Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8—£15 (conc available). See Fri 26.
SUNDAY 28 Glasgow John Hegley And Nigel Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 3748. 8pm. £8 (£6). The original quirky comic poet John Hegley returns with his ditties about dogs and glasses; plus his musical sidekick and fellow spectacle-sporter Nigel. The Comic Club Blackftiars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. No Comic Club this week. See Sun 5 for next show.
More Of The Best Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrutn. Cumbernauld. ()1236 732887. 7.45pm. £9 (£6). Couthy Scots comic Dorothy Paul returns. having discovered even tnore best bits from her ever-popular one-woman shows.
Lee Hurst City Hall. Candleriggs. 287 551 1. 8pm. £12. The baldie. boyishly charming one from hit BBC TV show They Think lift/111 ()l'c’f. sets off on a nationwide tour. joined by various special guests including our very own Fred MacAulay plus Paul Thorne. Andrew Pipe. Nick Wilty. Martin Coyote and Phil Davey. See preview opposite.
The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House (upstairs). Hunter Square. 220 1550.
9—1 lpm. At least four acts for £4 (£3 students and UB40). Weekly. The capital‘s busiest all-year-round comedy club parts company with Christie's bar and tnoves to The Tron. which already hosts its ﬂourishing Friday night (see below). On tonight‘s bill: the formidable Jane Mackay. fresh frotn her Fringe show Scarlet Hur/uts. plus Paul Graham. John Flint. Kevin Spence and resident compere Susan Morrison.
Rhona Cameron Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Fri 3 ()ct. 10.15pm. £9 (£5.50). The sharp-wilted. sarcastic Musselburgh lass who‘s tnade it big Down South. returns to the homeland to impress us with all the jokes she's
made up since she‘s been away.
The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 9—1 lpm. Five acts for £5 (£4 UB40 only). Brendan Riley. Reg Anderson, Susan Morrison and compere Jane Mackay are tonight‘s mirthmakers at the capital's liveliest comedy club.
' SATURDAY 4
Rhona Cameron Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. llpm. £9. See Fri 3.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs) Holland Street. Charing Cross. 332 2159. 8.30pm—midnight. £4. Fortnightly. The laid-back comedy club makes a temporary move from Java Internet Cafe to stand-up's spiritual home — the basement of a local boozer. Tonight. resident host Billy Bonkers welcomes Jimmy Mooney. Mark Bratchpiece and voodoo magician Reg Anderson. Lock up your virgin chickens.
SUNDAY 5 Glasgow
The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. See Sun 31. On tonight’s line-up at the long-running comedy club. Vladimir McTavish performs stand-up (not his Fringe show
I 01 Great Moments In Scottish Sport). joined by Janey Godley and The Man In Pants. who has to be worth checking out.
Lee Hurst Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 667 7776. 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £12. See Thu 2 and preview opposite.
0W Clutba Comedy Nights Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm. Free. Fortnightly. No-nonsense pub comedy for free while you sup your pint. at this night of stand-up and general madcappery featuring various local stand-ups.
The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House (upstairs). Hunter Square. 220 1550. 9—1 lpm. At least four acts for £4 (£3 students and UB40). Weekly. Sauve Spanish Londoner Luis Alberto, Kevin Spence. Brian Hennigan. Ria Din and compere Susan Morrison are tonight‘s comic turns at the popular Thursday night club which shows no signs of abating following its recent change of venue.
Making plans for Nigel: John Hegley brings his specs, his potato and his benchman to Glasgow on Sun 28
Pete Harris for Backyard Productions Ltd presents...
autumn 111111‘ 1997
Thur 2 GLASGOW, The City Hall
0141 -287 5511
ABERDEEN, Music Hall 01224-641122
DUNDEE, TheCaird Hall 01382-434940/1
EDINBURGH, Queen’s Hall 0131-667 7776
WEB SITE: www.clic.co.uk/lee-hurst
INFO LINE: 01483-462462
26 Sep—9 Oct 1997 THEIJSTSO