Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, providing that details reach our offices at least ten da 5 in advance of publication. Come y listings compiled by Peter Ross.
Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy's. 20 Caiidleriggs. 552 87 i7. 9pm. Free. Gary Hagen. Allan Miller (see The Laughing Bag) and others will cheerfully split your sides for gratis. MC. Raymotid Mearns mops tip the mess.
Christie‘s Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27-—3l West Port. Tickets: 2266550. 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 lpiii. £4 (£3). Magic Geordie Reg Anderson. Neil Shackleton and Angus Cameron lay down the gags. The Unlikely Lads make their Stand debut. Joon Broon competes and there is one open spot.
Bruce Morton — A Sense Of Balance Cumbernauld Theatre, 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Touring section of drama & dance listings. page 64
Johnny Vegas The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)—l lpiii (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). ()li no! The Stand have only just moved into a lovely new venue and here comes beer-swillin'. pot-throwin‘ Johnny Vegas to mess the place up. You are strongly advised to go and see this show -— he's phenomenal. Support comes from Allan Miller (see The Laughing Bag). Jo Mackenzie and Susan Morrison. and there's one open spot.
Iron Horse Comedy Club 1 IS West Nile Street. 332 22l5. £3. Craig Crookstoti. \"iv Gee. David Kilby. Gary Hagen and compete Raymond Mearns should have you in stitches at this
new ish night.
101 Great Moments In Scottish Sport (‘uiiibernauld Theatre. ()l236 732 887. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). 'l‘artan-stiited funny bloke Vladimir Mc'l‘avish offers ()0 great minutes of sporting comedy.
Bruce Morton - A Sense Of Balance The Arches. 30 Midland Street. 22l 400i. 8.30pm. £6 (£3.50). See Touring section of drama tk dance listings. page ()4.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). Holland Street. Charing Cross. 332 2 l 5‘). 0.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £4. l-ortiiiglitly. Subterranean shenanigans at this regular. laid-back club. Reg Anderson. Joe Heenan and Viv Gee are the comedians you can cosy tip . to. Billy Bonkei's coiiiperes and there's one open slot.
Johnny Vegas The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)—-I lpiii (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). See Fri 3. above. Support from Joon Broon and Sandy Nelson. .lane Mackay comperes and there‘s one open spot.
Viv 8r Jill's Cabaret Club Gilded Balloon Studio. 233 Cowgate. 2266550. 8.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Weekly cabaret antics from Viv Gee and Jill Peacock.
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The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). Gorge yourself on laughter beneath Glasgow‘s rain-swept streets. Stu Who. Allan Miller (see the Laughing Bag) and Kevin Devine cook tip a feast of laughter and compere Viv Gee scoffs the lot.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27-31 West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. Comedy Off The Cuff. a spontaneous stand-up night. offers a loose. experimental feel with lots of audience participation. Stuart Potter. Stuart Murphy arid Dave Williams get spontaneous. Gavin Stott is the MC. and Craig Hill takes to the open spot like a corned duck to some hilarious water. Chuck e Brothers Playhouse Theatre. l8—22 Greenside Place. 557 2590. 2pm. £6/£7. See Kids listings. page 83.
Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8—10pm. £2 (£1). Raise a glass to guest compere Alan McQueen and loads of really new acts for the price of one measly pint. Who could resist such a bargain?
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. l—3pm. Free. lmpro from Jack Weatherall and Paul Graham. which you can enjoy over a drink or a meal. A good way to banish those hangover blues.
Bedazzled 1301 Note. Clyde Street. 22l 0414. l0pm. £4.50 (£2.50). After a successful opening night. this club returns for more music and laughter. The Mackerel Conspiracy — a collective of professional writers and performers — presents unhinged sketches. Viv Gee will also be putting in art appearance. The lounge-tastic music and dancing begin at l 1.30pm.
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9—10.30pm. £l 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 tip for grabs.
Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \Vaxy‘s. 2t) Candleriggs. 552 87l7. 9pm. Free. Weekly club in this newish Merchant City pub. Spill your foaming tliigtiii laughing for no money at all at Raymond Mearns and Gary Hagen.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie 8: Sort. 27-3] West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Up from London are the chai'iiiingly- named Four Pig Men ()fThe Apocalypse. One is a musical heterosexual transvestite with attitude. another claims to have been beaten by a woman who impersonated fruit. Suzanne Fraser provides an antidote to the surrealism.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9—llpm. £4 (£3). Mancunian l)om Carroll has a ‘natural affinity for the dead' according to The lllt/(‘pt’lll/t’lll ()n Sunday. so he's got to be worth checking out. Support comes from Mark Bratchpiece. John Reilly and Liane lillis. There's one open spot and Jooii Broon competes.
Iron Horse Comedy Club I IS West Nile Street. 332 22l5. £3. Gerry Grant. Allan Miller (see The Laughing Bag) and Coliri Ramone beg permission to tickle yer funny bits at this newish night.
The Laughing Bag
They make you laugh; we make them squeal. This fortnight: Allan Miller
Square sausage or round? Look at my photograph - jumbo sausage!
What makes you laugh? We cannot know what we are laughing at because the pleasere derives its efficacy from the drives of the unconcious. Or, as Freud said, 'Nob and plop gags'.
Why do insurance men like yourself get a reputation for being boring wankers? Because we are wankers. I know lam at least three times a day. Who is your favourite Spice Girl? Sporty Spice. i too understand how it feels when people want you only for your looks and don’t apprecrate your talent.
Who's sexiest, Anne Widdicomb or Robin Cook? Robin Cook because he’d make Anne Widdicomb.
What's the first thing you do every morning? Clean out the back of my Cortina and pay my pimp.
What kind of pants do you wear? Pants with holes so i can look at the world through rose-tinted testicles.
I Allan Miller is at Waxy’s, Glasgow, Thu 2 Apr; The Stand, Edinburgh, Fri 3 and Mon 13 Apr; The Comic Club,
Glasgow, Sun 5 Apr; and The Iron Horse, Glasgow, Fri 10 Apr.
Bruce Morton 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9—l lpiii (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). This Glasgow comic has no gimmicks. no clever-clever persona and no trendy media attention. but he's one of the funniest guys you'll ever go and see. Support comes from Dom Carroll and Neil Shackleton. Susan Morrison comperes and there's one open spot.
Joke Box Mister P‘s Bar/Diner. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 56l 71 I7. l0.30pm. Free. Fortnightly. Regular Belhaven supported comedy night. Up from London. The Four Pig Men ()f The Apocalypse fuse the surreal and the absurd. In real life they are Joiiny Blamey. Patrick Casey. James Cook and Graeme Swanson. btit they prefer to be known as Sperm Rights Pig Man. Pig Boy Wonder. Mystery Pig Man and Animal Husbandry Pig Man. Janey Godley — last issue's Laughing Bag subject —- comperes.
Bruce Morton The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9—l lpiii (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). See above for Bruce Morton. Dotti Carroll and Alan McQueen support. Jane Mackay comperes and there‘s one open spot.
Viv 8r Jill's Cabaret Club Gilded Balloon Studio. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 8.30pm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Weekly cabaret antics from Viv Gee and Jill Peacock.
The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). The Four Pig Men ()f The Apocalypse hog the laughs and Viv Gee comperes.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—3l West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £3. The impro-crazed Comedy Off The Cuff night. The lmproverts make it tip on the spot and Rayond Mearns is the MC.
Easter Eggstra Comedy Club Night The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. £6 (£4). Bruce Morton. Dom Carroll and John Flint. Jane Mackay comperes anti there's one 0 en spot.
Whose Lunc Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. l—3pm. Free. Improvised entertainment with Jack Weatherall and Paul Graham.
Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8—l0pm. £2. Allan Miller (see The Laughing Bag) and eight to ten other comics for the price of a pint. He may be cheap. btit he's funny too.
Lee Evans Royal Concert Hall. Sattchiehall Street. 287 55l l. £l3/£l4. A one-off first-time visit to the Royal Concert Hall from former Perrier-winner Evans. See feature. page l2.
Phill lupitus - Jedi Steady Go Gilded Balloon Main Theatre. 207 Cowgate. 226 6550. 8pm. £l0 (£8). The portly team captain from anarchic pop quiz Never Mind The Burtm'ks tours a show entirely devoted to Slur Wars. Who mentioned Jabba‘.’ See preview. page 65. World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272.
9— 10.30pm. £l to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts the new ptib quiz dealing with anything to do with comedy. from Vic 'n‘ Bob to searing satire. There are prizes tip for grabs.
Christie’s Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—3l West Port. Tickets: 226 6550. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Graham Philips. winner of Open Spot Of The Month last month. makes his Christie‘s debut. James l)onlan and Graham Thomas also appear. Joe Heenan comperes.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
9—] lpiii. £4 (£3). Frankie Boyle. Colin Ramone and Kevin Spence. Joon Broon comperes and there are two open spots.