COMEDY listings


IVOR CUTLER, the surrealist documenter of Life In a Scotch Sitting Room, is now 74, and performs in Edinburgh this fortnight for the first time in twelve years. Widley admired as a poet. illustrator, composer, narrator of strange tales and all-round sage, Cutler appeared in The Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour and recorded an album, Ludo, with Fab Four producer George Martin the same year. Don’t miss this rare chance to see the man in the flesh.

Ivor Cutler performs songs and poetry at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Sun 2 Nov.

8.30pm-midnight. £4. Fortnightly. The laid-back comedy club enjoys a temporary move from Java lntemet Cafe. to stand-up's spiritual home the basement of a local boozer. Expect the same format ofcomics from Glasgow and further afield and a bar on the premises to boot. Tonight's line-up of laughs includes Mancunian stand-up


Jeremy Hardy 7.30pm. £9 (£6). MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. The former bar-room hell-raiser and Perrier Award-winner returns to dish the dirt on a life of drugs. booze. shopping and

Jesus. Susan Vale. Glaswegian satirical poet Mick Parkin with further support to be SATURDAY ,1 confirmed. Hosted as ever by that wacky chap Billy Bonkers. Glasgow


Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs) Viv And Jill's Comedy Capers Gilded

Holland Street. Charing Cross. 332 2159.

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“Totally unmissablems

Sunday 7th December at 8pm Queens Hall


Box Office 0131 668 2019 CC hotline 0131 667 7776

Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm). £5 (£4). See Sat 25. Headlining tonight. the surreal. tale- spinning stand-up from ()2. Gregg Fleet.


Glasgow Jeremy Hardy Cottier Theatre. 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £10.

Fortnightly. No-nonsense pub comedy while you sup your pint. at this night of stand-up and general madcappery featuring various local stand-ups.

TUESDAY 4 Edinburgh

Jeremy Hardy Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Fri

See Fri 31 Oct. 31 Oct.

The Comic Club Blackfriars

Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 6 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5

(£3.50). Weekly. Circuit regular John Glasgow

Freddie Starr Pavilion Theatre. 121 Rentield Street. 332 1846. 7pm. £13—£l4. The rodent-gobbler returns. You‘ve been warned.


Christie's Comedy Cellar Christie'S. 27—31 West Port. Information 661 9134. 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm). £4. Local lad Gordon Brunton hosts. with Esther Lindenberg headlining. and comic wortlsmith Viv Gee and the Man In Pants offering able support. The Stand The Canon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. Royal Mile. 556 4481. 9—1 lpm. At least four acts for £4. The popular comedy club moves its long- running Thursday night gigs from its ' stop-gap home in the Tron Ceilidh More Of The Best Of Dorothy Paul 1 House. to a more permanent arrangement Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. at the Canon's Gait. Expect all the usual 229 9697. 7.30pm. £7.50—£12.5(). See ' fun and games. and cheap beer into the Lots. Lots More Of Dorothy Paul. Fri 24. ! bargain. Treading virgin comedy snows in the Canon's Gait tonight are debut acts 3 i Peter Wylie and Mancunian funny lass i Susan Vale. John Flint. the political Glasgow satirist from South Queensferry and Clutha Comedy Nights Clutha Vaults. i Edinburgh’s own circuit regular Alan Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm. Free. McQueen. Susan Morrison comperes.

Gillick headlines tonight. with support from Susan Vale and Paddy Burnes. and feisty Viv Gee overseeing proceedings.


Christie's Comedy Cellar Christie's. 27—31 West Port. information 661 9134. 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm). £4. Dave Williams is the congenial compete while Raymond Mearns. Jimmy Mooney and the Man In Pants combine material old and new. Ivor Cutler Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 2pm. £1()(£8). Favourite of John Peel and Andy Kershaw. the Scottish-born cult performer. poet. playwright. humourist. singer. etc. etc returns to Edinburgh after a twelve-year absence. He may be 74 but the creative juices are as free-flowing as ever.

Last issue we gave the wrong date for Norman Lovett's show at The Comic Club, Glasgow. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Sunday 26 October Sean Hughes: Alibis for Life

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline 7.50pm Tickets £S/£6 Friday 51 October The Comedy Zone: Howl with Laughter Rothes Halls. Glenrothes 8.50pm Tickets £5 Saturdayl November

Jeremy Hardy Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline 7.30pm Tickets £8/£S Plus

Comedy Workshops Pick up some tips from the tops

Wednesday 29 October Stephen Memorial Hall, Culcross Thursday 50 October Music Institute Annexe, Dunfermline Friday 351 October Lochgelly Centre, Lochgelly

All Workshops - 7.30pm Tickets £4l£2 at the door. For further information telephone 01383 314110

Booklngs: Carnegie Hall or

Booking Office Rothes Halls

Music Institute Kothes Square DUNFEKMLINE KY12 7JK GLENROTHES KY7 SNX Telephone: 01585 514127 Telephone: 01592 611101

Credit Cards/Switch accepted Visa/Access accepted

68 THE lIST 23 Oct—6 Nov 1997