shenanigans at this regular laid-back club. John Gillick. Joe Heenan and Graham Philips will have you chuckling into your pints. Billy Bonkers comperes. Joke Box Mr P's Bar/Diner. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 561 7 1 l7. l0.30pm. Free. Jack Russell. David Kay and Craig Mitchell are. for one tiiglit only. the funniest people in Paisley.
Reg Anderson's Crazy House Gilded Balloon Studio. 233 Cowgate. 2266550. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The self-styled ‘Geordie Voodoo Kirig' presents a new evening of mellow music. rafﬂes. joke compe'itioris. fruit polishing. plastic fish and comedy. With Sandy Nelson. Dave Williams and Raymond Meariis.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm -l lprii (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). Fd Byrrie. stalwart of the Fringe. the London circuit and television. makes his Stand debut. This man is seriously funny and could well win the Perrier this year — go and see him. Support comes from Susan Vale and Allan Miller. Jane Mackay comperes and there's one open spot.
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. Jack Russell visits Glasgow for the first time and is supported by Mark Bratclipiece and James Campbell.
Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie & Son. 27—3l West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £3. Comedy Off The Ctiff. a spontaneous stand-tip night. offers a loose. experimental feel with lots of audience participation. Tonight's acts are James Dorilaii. Benni Fsposito and Sandy Nelson.
Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8-l0pni. £2 (£l ). Raise a glass to Allati Miller and loads of really new acts for the price of one measly pint. Cheap. funny and definitely worth a shot. Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. l—‘3pni. Free. lmpro from .lack Weatherall and 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 York Place. 558 7272. 8—- l0piii. £l. Brand new Scottish comics and the occasional big name at this weekly comedy night. Liane lillis
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9—l0.3()piii. £l to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts the pub quiz. dealing with anything to do with comedy. from Vic 'ri' Bob to searing satire. There are cash prizes tip for grabs.
Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \Yaxv‘s. 2t) Candleriggs. 552 87 I7. 9pm. Free: Weekly. Btist your laughing muscles at Parrot and support. Raymond Mearns comperes.
Velvet Cabaret The Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 338 2908. 7.30pm. Free. See Thu 9 and preview.
Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie 8; Son. 27—3l West Port. Tickets: 228 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 9pm). £4 (£3).
Well-established local club at the heart of
the comedy scene. Billy Bonkers. Dougie
‘ Dunlop and Dave Williams crack the
gags. Joe Heenan comperes.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
9—l lpm. £4 (£3). The Man lti Pants. The Unlikely Lads and others could possibly cause you to rupture with laughter. Joon Broon comperes and there may well be open spots. Fancy a laugh on a wet Thursday? Get down to The Stand.
The Kit Kat Club W.J. Christies. 27—3l West Port. 228 3765. 9pm. £4. Sounds. laughs and strange gubbins galore at this Berlin-style cabaret club. at which everyone gets a free cocktail. Tonight‘s acts are character comedian Dave The Waiter and jazz diva Heather Whiteford. The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm—l lpni (doors open 8pm). £5 (£4). London comic Jo Jo Smith pops her Stand cherry. although you might have seen her presenting lTV‘s l’imirv Business. Tonight she’s supported by The Man In Pants. Alan McQueen and Susan Morrison. There is one open spot.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar (downstairs). Holland Street. Charing Cross. 332 2 l59. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £4. Weekly. Subterranean shenanigans at this regular laid-back club. David Keay and Tony Law are having a larf. Billy Bonkers comperes. Joke Box Mister P's Bar/Diner. 42 Wellriieadow Street. Paisley. 56! 7| 17. 10.30pm. Free. Weekly. Regular Belhaven supported comedy night. Susan Vale and Reg Anderson crack the gags.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm-l lpin (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). Jo Jo Smith plays the second of two nights at The Stand. Tonight she's supported by The Man In Pants. .loliii Reilly and Lee Ness. Jane Mackay coiiiperes.
Glasgow The Comic Club Blackfriars Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924.
3 9pm (doors open 8.30pm). £5 (£3.50).
Start Vernon. Stisan Vale and David Kay go underground tonight and provide the laughs beneath Glasgow‘s streets.
Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. Christie 84 Son. 27—3l West Port. 228’ 3765. 9.30pm (doors open 8.30pm). £3. \Yell
established club at the heart of the local comedy scene. Graham Phillips. Colin
Ranioiie and Gordon Bruiiton. Raymond Meartis competes.
Pint Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8— l0pm. £ 1. See Allan Miller and eight to ten other comics for the price of a pint. He may be cheap. btit
he's funny too. ' Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand.
5 York Place. 558 7272. l-3pm. Free. liiiprovised eritertaittiiieiit with Jack
; \N’eather'all and Paul Graham.
f MONDAY 20
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8— l0pm. £ l. Brand new night at The Stand. l.iarie lillis competes an evening of sets from eight to ten comedy
novices. with occasional special guests.
Velvet Cabaret The Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 338 2908. 7.30pm. Free. See Thu 9 and preview. Gordon Brunton also performs.
Glasgow King Kong Comedy Club Nice ‘n‘
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COMEDY REVIEW Mad Cap Comedy Club
Glasgow: Sloane's, Arger Arcade, Fortnightly Fridays at s
Heckle and hide: Phil Kay
Heckling is part and parcel of the comedy scene, but the line needs to be
Here’s why - because the first night of this new club was destroyed by the activities of a couple of beer boys who helped reinforce myths about Glasgow audiences. When even a veteran like Phil Kay is driven from the stage in defeat, you know things have gone too far. The gangly Glasgow funnyman's set foundered in a sea of constant interruption and efforts to
Kay’s act isn’t the traditional stream of gags. He requires an audience that is willing to go with him some way, as he free-associates and thrives on spontaneity. That backfired when he invited one of the vocal audience members up on stage for a song. Clearly intended to embarrass him into silence, the stunt misfired spectacularly when the punter turned out to be a
dab hand on the guitar.
But Sloane’s does show promise as a comedy venue. MC Billy Bonkers was tedious at best, but the support acts were all strong. Viv Gee matched her own customary high standards, while David Kay has great potential.
The most intriguing act was 12-year-old Ashley Storrie, who performed a short set, during which the bar had to shut to circumvent licensing restrictions. She's funny, but it’s pretty unsettling to hear an underage girl
cracking gags about dildoes.
Either she has been drilled to say things she doesn't understand — which is worrying — or she knows exactly what she’s talking about, which is
downright disturbing. (Stephen Naysmith)
Sleazy. 42l Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. Cool new comedy night in one of Glasgow‘s greatest hai's. (io do the monkey.
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9—l0.30piii. £l to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts the pub quiz dealing with anything to do with comedy. from Vic ‘ti' Bob to searing satire. There are prizes tip for grabs.
Glasgow Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \vasy‘s. 20 Candlen'ggs. 552 87I7. 9pm.
Free. Weekly. Brendan Keily arid Radar
crack the gags. Raymond Mearns c‘tittipct'c‘s.
Christie's Comedy Cellar W.J. (‘lii'istie & Son. 27—3l West Port.
3 Tickets: 226 6550. 9.30pm (doors i open 9pm). £4 (£3). Well established
club at the heart of the local scene. Joe Heenan comperes a night of laughter featuring Suzanne Fraser. David Kay and Sandy Nelson.
l The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272.
9pm—l lpin (doors open 8pm). £6 (£4). Mike Milligan hails from Newcastle. has written for V1: and voiced the Sid The St't'ix! video. Bet you can imagine what his act is like. Joon Broon comperes and there’ll be supporting comics. There may also be open spots.
9—23 Jul 1998 THE USTSD