Harry Hill Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155 or Ticketline: 220 4349. 7.30pm (doors 6.30pm). £12 & £14. See Mon 10 and preview, page 69.
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
Velvet Rooms 520 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. 8.30pm (doors 8pm). £5. Comedy returns to the Velvet Rooms with this fortnightly night of acts big and small. Headlining tonight is Jack Dee‘s favourite comic. Red Dwarfs Norman Lovett. Support comes in the shape of Jane Mackay. John Flint and John Gillick.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27~31 West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm). £4. New club on the currently thriving local comedy scene. this week featuring comedy wordsmith Jill Peacock. Suzanne Fraser and man-about-the-circuit Gordon Brunton.
The Stand Canon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. Royal Mile. 556 4481. 9— l 1pm. At least four acts for £4 (£3). New home for The Stand‘s long-running Thursday night comedy club. with the promise of all the usual fun and games and cheap beer into the bargain. Tonight‘s star-turn is Fringe 97 sensation Johnny Vegas who takes centre-stage. while Bill Dewar and Mark Bratchpiece hold up the rear. Susan Morrison is your foul-mouthed host for the night.
The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 9~1 1pm. Five
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acts for £5 (£4). On tonight’s bill, Kenny Harris, Dutch comic Manijn Oosterhuis (Amsterdam Explosion). Mark Bratchpiece, AngUs Cameron and the in-yer-face Jane Mackay as compere.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs) Holland Street. Charing Cross. 332 2159. 8.30pm—midnight. £4. Fortnightly. The laid-back comedy club enjoys a temporary move from Java Internet Cafe. to stand-up’s spiritual home — the basement of a local boozer. Expect the same format of comics from Glasgow and further aﬁeld and a bar on the premises to boot. On tonight’s bill. Raytnond Mearns. Kevin Spence. Allan Millar and Billy Bonkers as your host.
Viv And Jill's Comedy Capers Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 8.30pm (doors 7.30pm). £5 (£4). See Sat 8. Tonight’s Comedy Caperers are Jimmy Mooney. Douglas Cairns and lan Kendall.
SUNDAY 16 Glasgow The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3.50). Weekly. On tonight’s line-up at the long~running comedy club. man- about-the-comedy circuit Gordon Brunton leads the way. while funny Dutchman Martijn Oosterhuis and local lass Suzzanne Fraiser follow behind. Viv Gee comperes. Phil Kay Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 3748. 8pm. £9 (£6). The rubber-limbed. shaggy-haired teller oftales that are tall not to mention surreal. returns to the coalface ofcomedy following his recent foray into the glamorous world of his
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Viva Vegas: Northern comic Johnny Vegas headlines at the Stand's new venue, the Canon's Gait
very own Channel 4 TV show. lixpect to feel tired just watching him bound
around. Glasgow . Clutha Comedy Nights Clutha Vaults. Edinburgh Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.45pm.
Christie’s Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie 8; Son. 27—31 West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm). £4. New material night at this recently-opened comedy club. Line-up to be confirmed. The Stand The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8— 10pm. £2. New venture from Stand enterprises which promises a comedy playground for up-and-coming acts to test out material with the odd opening for circuit dinosaurs too. Putting the acts through the comedy hoops is Woody Allen lookalike Allan Miller. A fair gamble at £2 we say.
Greg Proops MacRoberl Arts Centre. University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £10 (£8). Catch the spcccy US master of the sark_' gag in this one— offgig offering the ‘Best ()fThe Fest‘ from the Fringe 1997.
Free. Fortnightly. No-nonsense pub comedy while you sup your pint. at this night of stand-up and general madcappcry featuring various local stand-ups.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—31 West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors 8.30pm). £4. New weekly night of stand-up. Tonight‘s acts to be confirmed.
The Stand Canon's (jail. 232 Canongate. Royal Mile. 556 4481. 9—11pm. At least four acts for £4 (£3). On tonight‘s bill at The Stand‘s new Thursday night home. Harnsley boy Mark Jackson. strange Glaswegian Hugh Reed. of Hugh Reed Anti The Velvet Underpants notoriety. Allan Miller. Kevin Spence and resident compere Susan Morrison.
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