The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £5 (£4). A Stand debut for Geordie lad Dave Johns. with Mitchell Anderson and John Reilly providing the support.
Cosy Comedy Cafe The State liar. H8 Holland Street. ‘32 2 l5‘). ‘1 30pm. The scanitlyclad Man In Pants ioms (iordon Brunton and John McGuinness for some gag action.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £6 (£4). (ieortlie boy Have lohtis tops the bill. with support front Mitchell Anderson and local lad Mark Bratchpiece.
' SUNDAY 28
The Comic Club lilackfriat‘s Underground. 30 Bell Street. 552 5924. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Joltn McGuinness provides support to the hefty comedic talent of John (iilhck.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. I 3pm. l-ree. linioy your Sunday lunch with improvised wit from comic dtio Jack Weatherall and Paul (iraham.
Comedy Off The Cuff \\'.J. (‘hristie 8c Son. -7 3i West Port. 228 3765. 9pm. A (right of improvisational comedy. hosted by Raymond Mearns (see Laughing Hag). Tonight. he'sioined by Glasgow's liilly lionkers, young Graham Phillips who‘s away tloon from Perth and Su/anne i‘l'itSL'l', who‘s leaving her Sally liowles kit at home tonight.
MONDAY 29 Edinburgh Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 7.30pm. £ l. The llame-hatred Liane lilhs competes a nov ice night featuring eight to ten new recruits.
World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £1. Let your host. Bill Dewar. initiate you into the strange world of comedy trivia.
Glasgow Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy‘s. 2t) ('andleriggs. 552 87l7. ()pm. liree. Bill
Dewar and (iavin Stott mix in the mirth to Raymond Meartts' carefully baked cake.See Laughing Hag.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). Donna Krachan does her straight-up stand-up with some help from Colin Ramone and John McCiuinness.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27~3l West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Tonight. Girl Guide ll.M. Bayonette. surreal Filer James l)onlan. Christie‘s virgirt (‘raig llill (see Famespotting. page 8) and an open spot for Barry Parsons.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £5 (£4). Dark humour from Belfast boy Michael Smiley. with Donna Krachan and Brian llennigan.
The Kit Kat Club WJ. Christie‘s. 27—3l West Port. 228 3765. 10pm
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(doors open 9.30pm). £4 (includes complimentary cocktail). Fraulein Fraser and her Kit Kat boys introduce a night of decadent live cabaret as Christie's Comedy Cellar turns Teutonic for this fortnightly frolic. See review.
Glasgow Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. l48 Holland Street. 332 2 L59. 9.30pm. Local
laugh—merchants Mark Bratchpiece. Craig Mitchell and Lee Ness do their stuff.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £0 (£4). Belfast boy Michael Smiley. Donna Krachan and Brian Hennigan lay on the laughs.
Sean Lock Rothes Hall. Rothes Square. (ii 592 ()l l l()l. 7.30pm. £6. The winner of the 'Iimt' ()itr comedy award for inventiveness and originality previews his liringe show.
So You Think You're Funny? Mr P's. 42 Wellmeadow Street. 5b] 7] 17. 9pm. The final of this open mic comedy competition. organised as part of The Shot festival.
The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50). More fun frotn the underground at this regular weekly night of subterranean chuckles.
Whose Lunch is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7.272. l—3pm. Free. See Sun 28.
Comedy Off The Cuff WJ. Christie & Son. 27—3! West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. Your regular host for this improvised comedy night. Raymond Mearns (see Laughing Bag) introduces the resident Comedy Cellar Players. Lots of games and audience participation.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 7.30pm. £l. See Mon 2‘).
World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £1. See Wed l.
Velvet Cabaret The Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 338 2908. 7.30pm. Free. The first night of Radio Scotland‘s spanking new comedy show includes a mix of sketches and stand- up. showcasing the best of the country‘s up-and—coming writers and performers.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). John ‘hard man' Flint has his debut as a Stand headliner. with support frorn Susan Vale.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie & Son. 27—3l West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3). Joe Heenan plays host to Glasgow‘s Craig Crookston. Comedy Store Open Mic Award finalist David Kay and Kevin Spence. who promises to reveal the secret of the pierced nipple.
The Laughing Bag; They make you Iau . We ma e them squeal. This fortnight?
Square sausage or round?
Who would you be on Stars in Their Eyes?
What's your day-job and what's the best thing about it?
Greengrocer - the pumpkins.
What was your worst-ever holiday experience? I
Trench foot at Wemyss Bay.
Who's your perfect date?
Reg Anderson [Geordie voodoo magician].
Any career advice for Geri Haliiwell?
Board up the fridge.
If you won the Lottery. what would you do with the money?
Drink it and pay people to laugh at me.
What's the nicest thing a complete stranger's ever said to you?
Big man - you’re pish.
What's the most foolish thing you've done when drunk?
Started in stand-up comedy.
And when sober?
if Scotland wins the World Cup. how will you celebrate?
Give up sniffing glue and taking drugs.
What's the first joke you ever remember cracking?
Mama - I’ve just shat myself.
What's the best heckle anyone‘s given you?
Are you going to eat that roll and sausage? (Compiled by Andrew Burnet) I Raymond Mearns comperes at Christie’s Comedy Cellar, Edinburgh every Sunday; and at the Cheshire Cat Comedy Club, Glasgow on Thu 25 Jun.