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Who's your favourite Disney character? A ' i

All seven dwarves. Did they meet at some therapy group or were they doing panto together?

What's the worst haircut you ever had?

One that my mum gave me under the influence of too much sweet sherry. Who inspires you?

Ian Dury and Morcambe & Wise. What gets your goat?

The fact that almost everyone else who's answered this question will have put something like ’lgor The Goat Catcher’.

Everyone can work out their porn star name by putting together the name of their first pet and their

mother's maiden name. What would yours be?

Pepsi Balmforth.

What would be on your coat of arms? A bottle of rum, 3 bottle of coke, a

bucket of ice.

What‘s your favourite snackfood? Smoked sausage (round).

Tell us a joke

A skeleton goes in to a pub. He asks for a pint of lager and a mop.

Which is the funnier animal. Koala Bear or Duck-Billed Platypus?

On the surface you'd say it was the Duck-Billed Platypus, but if you spend some time with them you‘ll see that Koala Bears have better timing.

Who will you be supporting in the World Cup?

England. You wouldn't respect me if I put anything else.

If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?

Tie Peter Schmeichel's laces together. Square sausage or round? Round. (Compiled by Peter Ross).

I Dave Gorman is at Christie’s Comedy Cellar, Edinburgh, Sun 7 Jun.



Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy‘s. 20 Candleriggs. 552 87I7. 9pm. Free. Weekly. Spill your foaming flagon laughing for no money at all at Jo

McKenzie. David Kilby and Gary Hagen.

Raymond Mearns cotnperes.

John Shuttleworth Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 8pm. £9. Graham Fellows slips on the specs. leatherjacket and red polo-neck to take to the road as Sheffield‘s singing sensation. John Shuttleworth. Expect renditions of the classics 'Pigeons In Flight'. ‘Snake Pass’ and '500 Bus Stops'. Manager Ken Worthington probably won‘t be putting in an appearance.


Christie‘s Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie & Son. 27—31 West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Well-established local club at the heart of the comedy scene. HM. Bayonette. Benny Esposito and Sandy Nelson crack the gags. Stevie Horne takes the open spot and Douglas Cairns comperes.

The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.

9—l lpm. £4 (£3). You might have seen diminutive Brummie Jo Enright on Channel 4‘s Gus go see her in the flesh. Support comes from Mark Bratchpiece and Kevin Spence. Joon Broon does the MC bit and there are two open spots.


101 Great Moments In Scottish Sport Tolbooth Theatre. Broad Street. Ol786 473544. 8pm. £6 (£4). Football gags a- plenty as Vladimir McTavish dons the guise of Bob Doolally. nearly man of the Scottish game. Hear Bob come clean about the birds. the bevvy and the benders he experienced during his less- than-glorious career.



Jo Brand and Friends Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £l2. The woman once memorably described

as ‘a carbuncle on the hard-earned face of

feminism' plays the first of two benefit gigs for Glasgow Women's Support Project. her only Glasgow dates this year. Support comes from Viv Gee and Jill Peacock. Michael Redmond and Horse. See preview. page 66.


The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm—l lpm (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Tonight’s headliner David Spikey comes from the north-west of England and has the dubious honour of having supported both Jack Dee and Max Boyce. He's also the host of ITV‘s C/min Letters. so he must be a literate guy. Mark Bratchpiece and Jo Enright support. Susan Morrison comperes and there‘s one open spot.

101 Great Moments In Scottish Sport Gilded Balloon Studio. Cowgate. Edinburgh. 8pm. £7 (£5). See Stirling. Thu 4 Jun.



Jo Brand 8i Friends Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £12. See Fri 5 and preview. page 66.


The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm—11pm (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). David Spikey plays the second of

two nights. with support from Jo Enright and John Flint. Jane Mackay comperes and there's one open spot.


101 Great Moments In Scottish Sport Motherwell Concert Hall. 01698 267 SIS. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Stirling. Thu 4 Jun.


101 Great Moments In Scottish Sport Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Stirling. Thu 4 Jun.

The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). Insane Greenock comic Parrot invites you down to his basement of belly—laughs in a gig rescheduled from May. Support comes from Bill Dewar and Benni Esposito. with Viv Gee on compere duties.


Christie's Comedy Cellar

W.J. Christie & Son. 27—3l West

Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm

(doors open 8.30pm). £3.

Well established club at the heart of the local comedy scene. Dave Gorman who has won an artnful of BAF'TAs for telly work. including Mrs Mt‘l‘lrrll gives an exclusive sneak preview of his Fringe Show. ()ne not to miss. Support from Dave Williatns and Gordon Brunton. Teddy takes the open spot. For more on Dave Gorman. see The Laughing Bag.

Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5

York Place. 558 7272. 8—10pm. £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. l-3pm. Free. Improvised entertainment with Jack Weatherall and Paul




101 Great Moments In Scottish Sport East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 610000. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Stirling. Thu 4 Jun.



World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9-lO.30pm. £l to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts the 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 Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9pm. Free. Weekly. Skank. David Kaye and others will cheerfully split your sides for gratis. Raymond Mearns mops up the mess.

Pigeon Englishman: John Shuttleworth plays the Cottier Theatre. Glasgow,


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Thu 4 Jun


Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie & Son. 27-31 West Port. Tickets: 226 6550. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Suzanne Fraser comperes a night of laughter featuring Craig Crookston and Douggy Dunlop. There is a special headliner tonight who you might have seen on Father Ted.

The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm-11pm (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). Elisabeth Charbonneau is a Chicago comic on the London circuit. described by the Highland News as the 'witch of wit'. Mind you. up there they think anyone who doesn‘t eat porridge with their hands must be in league with Auld Nick. Support comes from Bill Dewar. Adie C and John McGuinness. Joon Broon comperes and there's an open spot.

Alternate Friday evenings at Christie's Comedy Cellar are Cabaret nights The Kit Kat Club, hosted by the lovely Frauline Fraser is a cocktail of great comedy, sexy Jazz and classy West End drag acts.

The List has teamed up with the Kit Kat people to offer you this special deal.

The first 10 readers to go along to W J Christies, 27—31 West Port, Edinburgh on Friday 5 June with a copy of this magazine, will get


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