The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)—l lpm (doors opeti 8pm). £5 (£4). Legendary Scottish comic Stti \Vlto‘.’ headlines a solid bill comprising Elisabeth Cliarbonneau. Reg Anderson. Susatt Morrison and one open spot.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). Holland Street. ('liaring Cross. 332 2 l5‘). 9.30pm (doors open 8.3(inii). £4. Fortnightly. Subterranean shenanigans at this regular laid-back club. Joon Broon. Neil Sltackletoti. Bettny lisposito and eleven-year-old Ashley Storey will have you chuckling ittto your pints. Billy Bonkers competes and there are open spots to be tilled.
Reg Anderson's Crazy House (iilded Balloon Sttidio. 233 (‘owgate. 226 6550. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The sell-styled ‘(ieordie Voodoo Kitig' presents a new evening ol‘ mellow music. rallies. joke competitions. fruit polishing. plastic lislt and comedy. The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
‘)—l lpttt (doors open 8pm). £6(£.1). The Stand comedy club continues apace iti its new veitue witlt Sttt Wlto'.’. lzlisabetli Charbonneau attd Jo Mackeii/ie. Jane Mackay competes and there is one open spot.
The Comic Club iiiitCkl-l'lill's Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.3(lptti). £5 (£3.50). Gorge yourself on laughter beneath Glasgow's rain-swept streets. Danny Brown from the BBC show The l-itl/ (itrv. Sandy Nelson atid Allan Miller cook tip a least ol‘ fun. For more on Danny Brown. see The laughing Bag.
Christie's Comedy Cellar wit. ('In-tstie (k Son. 27-3l \Vest l’oi'l. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. Comedy Oil The Cull. a spontaneous stand-tip night offers a loose. esperitiiental feel with lots ol‘ audience participation. Joe lleenan. Kevin Spence atid Sandy Nelson will be making it tip on the spot. Raymond Mearns coittperes. Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8-- l()piii. £2 (£l ). Raise a glass to loads of really new acts (or the price ol‘one measly pint. Tonight's Pittt Sized Comedy leatures a special guest compete iii the shapely l'orm of a nude Marty Benn. Allan Miller will be back. fully clothed. before too long.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stattd. 5 York Place. 558 7272. l-»3pitt. l'tee. lmpro from Jack Weatherall attd Paul Graham. which you can enjoy over a
drink or a meal. A good way to banish those hangover blues.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 Yotk Place. 558» 7272. 8 lltpm. £l Brand new Scotttslt comics and the occasional big name at this weekly comedy night. Liane lillts competes.
Bill 'n' Brian's Big Night In The Stand. 5 York Place. .558 7272.7 -| lptii. Free. New night at The Stand. Jotti Bill Dewar and Brian lleiiiiigatt on sot'as l'or classic television comedy and some stupid board games.
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272.
9- l().3()pm. £l to play. l'iee to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts the new pub quiz dealing w itlt any thing to do with comedy. from Vic 'n' Bob to searing satire. There are prt/es tip lor grabs. See review.
Christie's Comedy Cellar wit. (‘hristie & Stilt. 27 5t West Port. Tickets: 228' 3765. ‘). 30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). (iraliam Philips. Kevin Spence attd \'iv (iee crack the gags. (iordott Brunton competes.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
‘) llptii. £31 (£3). (ici‘t'y (ii'anl. Paul
(iraliam and Ria l)itt could possibly i cause you to rupture with laughter. Alan
.\lc(‘)ueeti is the guest cotttperc atid there ttlL‘ [\M) ()pt‘t] spots,
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The Stand 5 Yolk Place. sss 7:72.
9- l lpttt (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). Vladimir .\lc'l‘avisli. l)oiina Krachatt and The l'tilikely l.ads. .loon Broott competes and there's one open spot.
The Kit Kat Club ('lit'tstic's (‘omedy (char. :7 \Yc‘sl l’ot'l. Tickets: :20 (3.5.50. l()pm (doors open 9.30pm). £4 7 includes l‘ree cocktail. Decadent live comedy (i It! Weimar Republic. hosted by l~raulein Suzanne l‘t'ttsc‘t' ttitd her Kit Kat dancers. Tonight‘s guests are glam/drag/mittte act Kevin Peters atid l'untty poet \'t\ (iee. Yott \ ill enjoy. ia'.’
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Saying it with ﬂowers: Reg Anderson at The Stand, Fri 12 8: The Gilded Balloon Sat 13
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). Holland Street. ('liaring Cross. 332 2 l 5‘). 9.30pm (doors opett 8.30pm). £4. Weekly. Kevin l)evitte. l)aniiy Bouye and Brtati llettiiigan will
They make you laugh; we make them squeal. This fortnight, a visitor from the uncharted, swirling mists south of Berwick. Meet Danny Brown.
Give us five words to describe yourself.
From Yorkshire. Pudding, Gravy, Chips.
Who should replace Geri Spice? Jerry Springer.
ls baptism a good idea?
Only by fire.
What is your nickname? Browny. ’Cos I've got brown hair.
What is the future of comedy? Beards.
Square sausage or round? Round — square is more like a sausage-meat burger.
What is your karaoke song? ’Tubthumping’.
What are your fears?
What is your put-down line for hecklers?
Should alcohol be criminalised? Don’t be stupid.
have you vet'itably vomiting with vigorous laughter. Billy Bonkers competes arid there are two open spots.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
()--l lpm (doors opeti 8pm). £6 (£4 ). \"liltlilllll' Mc'l'avis'lt. Jolttt Hill! and Ned Sltackleton. Jane Mackay cotitpei‘es aiid there‘s one opett spot.
The Comic Club Blackl't'iars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors opeti 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). Joltti (jillick and John ;\lc(iuinness go underground tonight and provide the laughs beneath (ilasgow's streets.
Christie's Comedy Cellar \\'.J. (‘hristie & Soti. 27~—3l West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £3. This is the lmpro-crazed (‘otiiedy ()l'l~ The Cult night l‘eaturittg Benny lisposito attd Raytttond Mearns.
Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 Yotk Place. 558 7272. 8-—l()pm. £l. See Allan Miller attd 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 atid Patil Graham.
3 What are your allergies?
Which word do you over-use? C * *t.
Who is head-spinningly funny? Steve Quayle — best breakdancer I've ever met.
Who is mind-numbineg unamusing? Clowns.
Where were you when Sinatra died? By his bedSide.
What's your favourite word for genitalia?
Do you have World Cup fever?
When did you last cry?
With Frank, of course.
Who would be your desert island companions?
All Saints and a jacuzzi.
(Compiled by Brian Donaldson)
l Danny Brown is at The Comic Club, B/ackfr/ars, Glasgow on Sun I 4 Jun
Edinburgh Red Raw The Stand. 5 Yotk Place. 558 7272.8 lllpm. £l. See Mon l5.
Bill 'n' Brian's Big Night In The Stattd. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 7 -l lpm. liree. See Tue l6.
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Slattd. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)—l().3()pm. £l to play. free to spectators. Sec Wed l7.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Sort. 27—3l West Port. Tickets2226 6550. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm).£4 (£3). .loe lleettatt comperes a night of laughter l‘eatttring l)avid Kay. (‘olin Ratttorie attd Reg Anderson.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
9—] lpitt (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). Aberdonian Mitchell Anderson. Jack Weatherall. Liane Ellis and Johti Gordon produce the punchlines with aplotttb. Allan Miller competes and there's one open spot.
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