COMEDY listings

Christie’s Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie 8.: Son. 27—3l West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). See comedy talent at this regular Thursday night club. Tonight‘s giggle- bosers are the darkly humorous John McGuiness. the charming Craig Mitchell and the twinkly Jitnmy Mooney. Gordon Brunton is the compete and Daily Bhoy

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Pint Sized Comedy 'l lie Stand 5 Yolk

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Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? the Stand. 3


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25-h “27.? i 1will. i'il't'L'. liiiitio lit'lt: lack \‘w .itheiali :tnd l’alil j Twisted Cabaret l.autrec’s. 14a (ii.tli;taii to lie eat ed o\cl .l drink or a l Btrodside Terrace. 8.3(lpiii—lam. £3. meal iit‘till in; l‘iulzti l‘;ll' hit It forms 1 Brand spanking new cabaret night. taking j‘urli (~l 'lt .* Site is iew lioitte. .-\ goo/l place on the last Friday ot‘every month. I; waj. to i‘.'.li'\.'2 tin is: laneovei blues. Viv (iee and The Mail In Pants crack the , gags. while Sandy Nelson cracks the ' mm whip as MC. There will also be music _ i from Tequila Mockingbird. a DJ arid a . Edinburgh short film.

World Of Comedy Quiz Show the Stand. .5 “toik Place. 558 72 2.

() ill.3(lpiii. £1 to play. free to spectators. Bill lletvat itt‘\i.\ the new pull tjtil/ (hating w ith ;t.'l_\llllli_l.' to do with colitedy.


The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.

‘)—l lpm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Andy Linden and Allan Miller aim to have you


Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). llollattd Street. ('haring Cross. 332 215‘). 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £4. Fortnightly. Subterranean shenanigans at this regular laid-back club. (iordon Brunton. Joe McKenzie and musical satirist Sandy Nelson will have you veritany vomiting with vigorous laughter. Billy Bonkers comperes and there are two open spots.

Joke Box Mister P's Bar/Diner. 42 \N’ellmeadow Street. Paisley. 561 71 I7. lt).3()pm. Free. Fortnightly. Regular Belhaveti supported comedy night. Steven Grant and Viv (iee do the comedy honours. Janey (iodley -- just back from a trip to New York. folks comperes. See The Laughing Bag.

Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \\'.;-.v s. 3t) (‘alidleiigys 55.2 h'lT. ‘lpiit. i‘lL't‘ \‘y'eeklv cluh iii ll‘tl\ iiewisii \lercliaiit (‘in pith Spill _‘~()lli loaning flagoii laughing toi lilt :iioiiej. at all .it (ietiy (iiaiil. Suzanne i‘lllSL‘l and (int) llageii. Rayiiioitd Meaiiis colititetes.


The Stand 5 tori. l’iaee. SSS 7272.

‘) llpiii. £4 ( c it Dundee lass loon Bioon Likes up the challenge of coitipeiiiig 'l‘lie Stands 'l'liui‘sday night club TV! the tii'st time tonight. (in the bill are TV comedy veteran and (‘ockliey ftiiiiiy bloke And} linden. Jo Mackeii/ie aiid (Liptaiii ll..'\l. Bayoiiette. .-\die (1 makes her debut. and there is one open spot.

from \"u; 'ii' iii-i‘ to se'lllllé.‘ satzie. 'l‘liete i rolling iii the aisles. The headline act is ate pit/ex 'i»: .t:.ii‘~~ Leeds lad Danny Brown. Jane Mackay : coiiiperes. - TD“ 26 ' " l Glasgow ! SATURDAY 28

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Jenny Eclair

Edinburg :i'rze Queen's Hall, Sun 22 Mai.

Getting paid to be a boozy, foul- mouthed auld slapper is a tough

job. Filth-tongued comic Jenny Eclair is finding the constant pressure to play dirty a tad wearing.

'lf I ever do a set that hasn't got a vagina in it people will demand their money back for a breach of the Trade Descriptions Act,’ complains the former Perrier Comedy Award winner. 'Pigeon-holing is helpful when you first start out, but it gets dreary after a while.’

Eclair’s gagging to get back on the road after a year out in which she made her West End theatre debut in Steaming, hosted Channel 5's Jenny Eclair Squats and provided a voice- over for a radio panty-liner ad. ’You've got to keep yourself sharp,’ she says. ’If you don't gig you get a bit flabby, which I can't afford to do at my age.’

Horrified at the prospect of anyone regarding her as a role model, Eclair sees her audience as the ’hapless and hopeless'. But while she admits that this is also a description of herself, she is at pains to point out that she’s capable of exercising enormous self-discipline. ‘Basically I love to indulge and do it often, but never at breakfast time,’ she laughs.

Having finally accepted she’s not 'one of those telly blondes that just gets shoved in front of an autocue,‘ Eclair has done her homework to provide an all~new and authoritative guide to life, love and shagging in her new show. And, as a gal who’s made a career out of terrorising mankind, she leaves us with a few words of wisdom on the male/female divide: ’We are two entirely different species, but it’s a bit like dogs and suede coats - we do get it on eventually.’ (Claire Prentice)

The Laughing Bag

They make you laugh; we make them squeal. This fortnight: Janey Godley

Square sausage or round? Anthing that can fit on my buns will do me. What's your favourite sandwich? Danbert Nobacon.

Tell us a joke My daughter asked for the new Gazza action figure. She got it, took it home and it kicked the shit out of her Barbie doll.

What makes you laugh? The fact that socialism has finally arrived after eighteen years and my mortgage has gone up six times in less than a year.

Are the Teletubbiesiust greedy bastards? The ’tubbtes are really sex~starved aliens sending subliminal messages to our planet. It lS no coincidence that they arrived the same month as the Labour victory.

Louise Woodward or Edward Woodward? We will always need the Equalizer at the World Cup. What’s your motto? Don't piss on my back and tell me it’s raining.

If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? Stand behind my child all day at school, then freak her out at night by repeating every word she said all day.

If you joined The Spice Girls. what would your nick-name be? I would rather sit at home with a knitting needle in my eye than be a Spice Girl. a Janey God/ey plays The Joke Box, Mr P’s Bar/Diner, Paisley Sat 28 Mar.

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The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. Uplll—l lpin (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). l)anny Brown. Attdy Linden atid Susan Morrison are the laughiiieisters. Jane Mackay compei'es and there's one open spot.

Viv 8r Gill's Cabaret Club Gilded Balloon Studio. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 8.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Do you have an Amazon rainforest under your ariiis'.’ A shagpile on your legs‘.’ More freaky face furniture than you can waggle a Bic at'.’ Then get on down to Viv and Jill‘s Facial Hair Night. Tonight's Donald Finlays are Underground Apes and Canadian contemporary dancer Meagan ()‘Shea.


The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). Ria Din and Neil Shackleton aim to have you spluttering into your pint. John Gillick - last issue‘s Laughing Bag subject headlines.


Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Sort. 27—3l West Pom. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £3. The impro-crazed Comedy Off The Cuff night. Gary Hagen. Colin Ramone and Gordon Brunton have a shot at spontaneity. with Raymond Mearns playing ho-ho- host.

Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8—|()pm. £2 (£l ). See Allan Miller and eight to ten other comics for the price of a pint. He may be cheap. but he's funny too.

Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1—3pm. Free. Improvised entertainment with Jack Weatherall and Paul Graham.



Stand Up Downunder l)owiiundei' Bar. Candleiiiaker Row. 9pm. £3. Telford College Students Association Radio Station have organised this comedy fundraiser. Joe ‘voiceover‘ Heenan. Reg ‘Voodoo‘ Anderson. who was once thrown out of the magic circle. and musical satirist Sandy Nelson are the comics. There's a happy hour from 7pm. so lager and laughter are yours for the taking.


World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ()—l().3()pm. £1 to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts the new pub quiz dealing with anything to do with comedy. from Vic 'n' Bob to searing satire. There are prizes up for grabs.



Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy‘s. 20 Candlcriggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Gary Hagen. Alan Miller and others will cheerfully split your sides for gratis. Raymond Mearns mops up the


Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—31 West Port. Tickets: 226 6550. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Kevin Devine comperes this regular stand-up night. while Kevin Spence and two mystery guests crack the gags.

The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.

9—l lptii. £4 (£3). Magic Geordie Reg Anderson. Neil Shackleton and Angus Catneron lay down the gags. The Unlikely Lads make their Stand debut. Joon Broon competes and there is one open spot.