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 Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Sandy Nelson. Robert Knox and others will cheerfully split your sides for gratis. Raymond Mearns mops up the

Edinburgh Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie & Son, 27—3l West Port. Tickets: 226

6550. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Well established club at the heart of the local scene. Viv Gee comperes a night of laughter featuring Kevin Devine. Reg Anderson and Janey Godley.

The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272.

9— l lpm. £4 (£3). Geordie lass about the London circuit Ali Jay makes her Stand debut. She is behind ‘Screamers‘, the UK's only gay comedy club. Paul Graham supports, Joon Broon comperes and there is one

open spot.



The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm—l lpm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Noel James. Ali Jay and Allan Miller will

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have you rolling about in a puddle of your own tears at the sheer hilariousness of it all. Susan Morrison comperes and

there is one open spot.

30 will be making it up on the spot.

Raymond Mearns comperes.

Glasgow Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar Place. 558 7272. 8—lOpm. £2 (£1). Raise (downstairs). Holland Street. Charing a glass to Allan Miller and loads of really Cross. 332 2159. 9.30pm (doors open new acts for the price of one tneasly pint. 8.30pm). £4. Fortnightly. Subterranean Who could resist such a bargain? shenanigans at this regular. laid-back Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. club. Janey Godley. Allan Miller and 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1—3pm. Free. Calum Beaton will have you chuckling lmpro frotn Jack Weatherall and Paul into your pints. Billy Bonkers comperes Graham. which you can enjoy over a and there are open spots. drink or a meal. A good way to banish

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9-ll m(doorso en 8 in). £6(£4). The . p p p Edinburgh

Stand comedy club continues apace in its

new venue. Noel James. Ali Jay and The Kit Kat Klub W.J. Christies. 27—31

Gerry Grant. Jane Mackay comperes and West Port. 228 3765. 9pm. £4. Fraulein

there is one open s ot. Fraser and her two sexy male Kit Kat

Viv 81 Jill's Cabaret Club Gilded Balloon Dancers wow you with their talent in this new, lush. intimate club. Enjoy a free

Studio. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. The Cabaret Club is being put on hold until cocktail as you watch Gordon Brunton and a tnystery cabaret act.

after the Edinburgh Festival as Viv and Jill prepare to take the Perrier by stonn. Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8-~lOpm. £l. Brand new Scottish

51 comics and the occasional big name at

this weekly comedy night. Liane Ellis Glasgow

competes. The Comic Club Blackfriars

Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 3

9pm (doors open 8.30Pm>- £5 (“5‘”- Edinburgh

Gorge yourself on laughter beneath Glasgow‘s rain-swept streets. Dave World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272.

Williams. John Flint and Liane Sime

cook up a feast of fun. 9— l().3()pm. £l to play. free to spectators. . Bill Dewar hosts the new pub quiz

Edlnblll'gh dealing with anything to do with comedy.

Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie from Vic 'n’ Bob to searing satire. There

& Son. 27—31 West Port. Tickets: 228 are prizes tip for grabs.

3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. Comedy ()ff The Cuff. a spontaneous stand-up night. offers a loose. experimental feel with lots of audience participation. The rather fab lmproyerts


Jo Brand

Glasgow: Cottier Theatre, Fri 5 & Sat 6 Jun

Blokes, cakes and waistlines all feature heavily in every teen mag problem page. But fat and fed-up from Funnyville, Jo Brand blames the tabloids for lumbering her with the whole cake-loving, bloke-hating image.

'Naturally I fear being seen as a one- trick pony,’ confesses the woman who's having a bad hair life. 'I think the label comes out of their need to over-simplify everything, which means people blank out all the other stuff I talk about. It's not going to change, either, unless I lose eight stone and start spouting about tubular scaffolding.’ As if.

Happily wed since last December, it's also clear that, unless she's a masochist, she doesn't hate men at all - aside from those of the brain dead or misogynistic varieties.

Ball-chewing Brand could never be described as timid, but the notion of doing 3 Victoria Wood - disappearing for months on end, and resurfacing with a bumper backage of new material - is a proposition which sets her a-quiver.

'It'd be way too nerve-racking to do a whole new show which could potentially be a pile of crap.’ she confesses. So expect the tried-and-tested to be spliced with topical musings, all delivered in tones drier than the Virgin Mary.

Glad to be lending her weight to this fundraiser for Glasgow Women's Support Project, a charity she feels strongly about, Brand points out, 'A lot of my stuff is about what's going on generally in society and whatever has caught my eye in the news.’

As such, expect an attack on a colonel, quoted in the press recently, on why it‘s better to have a dog than a woman: when they whine you can shoot them.

An ardent supporter of Old Labour, the former psychiatric nurse admits to being more than a tad weary of the Blair brigade. 'All this American-style. substance-free packaging has really disillusioned us old-timers. In the States it's led to the widening of the gap between rich and poor and the development of this whole underclass which I fear may happen here.’

See, she's not just a pretty face. (Claire Prentice)


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