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 y listings compiled by Peter Ross.

FRIDAY 20 Edinburgh

Johnny Vegas Bruntoii Theatre. Mtisselburgh. 665 2240. 10.30pm. £9 (£5.50). A huge hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival. Johnny Vegas is touring the UK witii the only comedy show to feature live pottery. His act a mixture of anger. sadness and love -- is pretty damn unique. The Bulls ()_/'('/riy tour is definitely one “(will catching.



Johnny Vegas Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 7. 30pm. £8 (£4). See Fri 20.

Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). Holland Street. (fliariiig Cross. 332 215‘). 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £4. Fortnightly. Subterranean shenanigans at this regular laid-back club. Paddy Burns. Douglas Cairns and Hugh Reed (minus his remarkable seams) are the comedians you can cosy up to. Billy Bonkers comperes.


Viv 8t Jill's Cabaret Club (illtlt'il Balloon Studio. 233 ('owgate. 22o (55h 8.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 t£-li. \’r\- Gee and Jill Peacock invite you to slip on yer chaps and Jun e a hoeclown at their Country 'ii' \\esterii Night. Tonight's cowboys 'ii' liiitiiis are tough Glasgow comic Janey Godley. impro troupe The lltlpl't)\t‘l'1.\' and exotic Belly Dancers. Yeeeeee-liaaa.iaa;t.tliY See Tlll‘ lung/tin; Bug.


The Comic Club Blackt'i‘iars l'iidergrouitd. 3b Bell Street. 552 592-1. 9pm (doors open 8,30priit. £5 (£3.5(it. Have a laugh beneath the streets at this weekly comedy night. Susan Morrison heads a top night otit which also leatuies Neil Shackleton and .lo McKenzie. \iy (ice coiiiperes

Johnny Vegas lion '1 llc‘alt'e. M 'l totigtttc. 552-1267.8pm LS (£61. See Fri 20.

Pot luck: Johnny Vegas on tour

this fortnight


Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Sort. 27—31 West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. This spontaneous stand-up night offers a loose. experimental atmosphere with lots of audience participation. Tonight. Edinburgh impro group The 1 mproverts will be making it up as they go along in line style.

Pint Sized Comedy The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 0031.

8—10prn. £2. Raise a glass to Allan Miller

and loads of really new acts for the price of one measly pint. Who could resist such a bargain?

TUESDAY 24 7 "


Pleasance 60 The Pleasance. 650 234‘). 9.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£3). Tony Burgess. Alex Boai‘dman and Danny Brown give it some lilllll)’l‘t)llL‘-lll.‘l\lillg action.

WEDNESDAY 25. ,. "

Glasgow Pride Of The Clyde Bath Street. Phone

bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs‘. 227

5511. 2.30pm& 7.30pm. £0 50 £12.50. Scottish variety show Vs itii coiiictlians Johnnie Beattie and Dean Park. The Show also features songs from Peter .‘yloirison and Brenda Cochrane.


Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy 's. 20 C'aiidleriggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Weekly club in this iieyyisli Mcrehaiit

City pub. Pee yer pants laughing for nae

money at a‘ with Raymond Meartis. Craig Crookston. lati Foy and Gary Hagen.

Pride Of The Clyde Bath Street Phone

bookings. Ticket Centre. t‘artdleriggs 227 5511. 2.30pm t‘e 7.30pm. £6.50 £12.50. See Wed 25.


Christie’s Comedy Cellar ‘w .i. Christie. tilt Son. 27 31 West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open

9pm), £403). See comedy talent at this

regular Thursday night club. Scottish musical satirist Sandy Nelson. .lohii Flint and obsei'yaiioital l oiidoii coniic: David Kay strut their comedy sttiil‘. Jill Peacock competes and there are two

o ien spots.

T e Stand Canon's Gait. 252 (Itiiongate.

5564481. 9~11pni£~lt£3l Reg Anderson. Alan McQueen and Colin Ramone are cracking the gags. Stisati Morrison cotiiperes and there are two open spots.



Pride Of The Clyde Bath Street. l’hoiic‘ bookings. Ticket Centre. (Candlerrggs. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £6.50—£12.50. See Wed 25.


The Stand The Tron (‘eilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 (N31. ‘)--1 1pm. £5 (£4). Gavin Webster. Alan Miller. Craig Mitchell and Jack 8; Paul appear at the soon-to-bedioused-iti-its-owii-veiiue comedy club. Jane Mackay coiiiperes.


Joke Box Mister P‘s Bar/Diner. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 561 71 17. l0.30pm. Free. Fortnightly. Regular Belhaven-supported comedy night.


The Laughing Bag

w. grin funny people the third day». this lssuc: g’

listings COMEDY

Gen and Jill Peacock.

Square sausage or round?

V: Round. Square looks like a bit of carpet.

J: Only in your house.

What do you put on your chips?

J: Pizza.

What gets your goat?

V: My goat hook.

tell us a joke . . .

J: Hey, Viv.

V. What?

J: How do you get rid of ten pounds of ugly fat?

V. i don‘t know.

J: Chop off your head. Ha, ha, ha. What's the most embarrassan item In your wardrobe?

V: My Marks & Spencer mustard corduroy culottes.

J: My strawberry-flavoured edible tights.

What would be on your coat of arms?

V: Some bananas and a Tunnocks Tea Cake.

J: A bottle of tequila, some tea bags and a fish.

Who's sexiest. Colonel Gadaffi or Saddam Hussein?

v. t'm torn between the moustache and the footballers haircut.

J: Saddam. He‘s deliciously firm but fair.

If you could be anyone else in the world. living or dead, who would it be? J: Barbara Cartiand because she‘s both.

How would you describe yourselves in in singles ad?

V & J: Stephen Hendry and Christopher Biggins look—alikes into dominoes and burping would like to meet others with no sense of humour to share bucket of

lager and half of cider. (Peter Ross)

I Viv 8r Gill's Cabaret Club, Gilded Balloon Studio, Sat 21 8: Sat 28

'l'onigiit‘s giil'l‘aw iiieisters are Colin

Ranione and Dave Williams. Established Glaswegian comic John Gillick headlines. A further member ol‘The l‘tiniiy lfiti'iii. his two solo Fringe shows - ll'lirrl :lrt’ Jim like." and (lender l.\' A Alton/uttva l'i'elr/ -— attracted good

lC\ iews. Tough Glaswegian luriny'woitiai'i Janey Godley coin ieres.

Pride Of The Cly e Hath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket ('eiitre. C‘itlitllt‘lllfg‘s. 227 5511.2 .ittpiii& 730pm.

£6.50 £12 5“. Sci: \Vt'tl 25.


Viv 8t Gill's Cabaret Club United Balloon Studio. 2H (‘owgate. 226 6550. 8 30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4), Calm down. calm dowiil'. ‘Roy's my new tarnily now l"rank'. ‘By 'eck. meat pies are great. 1 say meat pies are great‘. It' you can name the characters quoted above then get your couch-potato ass

: along to Viv and Jill's Soap Night.

Tonight's Jack Duckworths are Brian Hennigaii. John Gordon and magician and entertainer Magic Bob. See The lung/ting Bug.


The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50).

Dave Williams. Craig Mitchell and Sandy

Nelson will be massaging your laughter muscles.

Edinburgh Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—31 West Port. Tickets: 228

3765. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £3. The i1lt[)rU-Cl'itl.cd Comedy Off The Cuff night. Paul Graham is tonight‘s MC. Madcap specky little bugger Billy Bonkers. David Keay and Dave Williams will be making it up as they go along. Lianne Sime braves the open spot.

Pint Sized Comedy The Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. X—ltlpni. £2. See Allan Miller and eight to ten other comics for the price of a pint. They may be cheap. but they're funny with it



Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \Vaxy‘s. 2t) Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. John Flint. Reg Anderson. Raymond Mearns and (Jury Hagen will cheerfully split your sides for gratis.


Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27-31 West Port. Tickets: 226 6550. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Martha McBrier. David Kilby and Joe Heenan beg permission to tweak yer funnybone this evening. Viv Gee is the compere hunting down the whimpering comedic wildebeest.

The Stand Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. Royal Mile. 556 4481. 9—1 1pm. £4 (£3). At least four acts for your hard-eamed. North-West Comedian Of The Year 1997 Neil Anthony makes his Stand debut. Canadian Glenn Wool. fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe show Lumberjacks On Ice, works all night and sleeps all day. Bill Dewar cracks gags and Jane Mackay comperes. One open spot.

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