Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free. lmprov in the afternoon from residents Jack Weatherall and Paul Graham.
Comedy Off The Cuff WJ. Christie's. 228 3765. 9pm. £4 (£3). Raymond h’learns. David Kay. Skank and Glaswegian psychic Madam Moo Moo. Navel Gazing The Pleasance. 22) 0401. Doors 8pm. £5 (£4). Multi-media pop culture sketch artists.
Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Seven -- count ‘em — seven acts in l2() minutes. Allan Miller keeps proceedings on an even keel and Tony l.aw wraps tip the evening.
Burns Night Special The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 7.30pm. £3. £6 with supper. Satire front John l-‘lint. rhyming couplets from Brendan Moohan. Jane Mackay and compere Liane l-illis. Plus Mr li Guest.
Brian Hennigan's House Of Fun
The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £l to play. free to watch. Team
tip (four to eight players) to play big boardgames with host Brian
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £I to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts a hilarious night of comedy trivia. Not to be confused with a trivial night of comedy hysteria. Play to win great prizes and a roll-over jackpot.
Cheshire Cat Comedy Club Waxy's. 2t) Candleriggs. 552 8717. 10.30pm. Free. Raymond Mearns is the comedy ringmaster. barking tip the talents of Dave Williams. Dougie Dunlop and Skank.
Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. i48 Holland Street. 332 2l59. Doors 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Billy Bonkers comperes a night of stand-up.
Rolling With Laughter At Alaska 142 Bath Lane. 248 I777. Doors 8pm. £5. Michael Redmond headlines. with David Kay and the Johns Flint and Gordon in support. Susan Morrison makes the introductions.
Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie’s. 228 3765. 9pm. £4 (£3). Joe lleerian keeps a heady eye on Craig Crookston. James Donlan and headliner Jane Godley
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 8pm. £4 (£3). Reg Anderson
The Laughing Bag
They make you laugh, we make them squeal. This issue: Colin Ramone.
Square sausage or round?
Explain Robin Cook’s appeal.
Round. Never trust food too familiar wrth the shape of bread
Compared With the pork marked, eccy headed, rave merchants wrth permanent colds that are his male ('ODSlllUPDlS rn Lrvrndston, the man rs one good lookrnri
Are you related to punk combo The Ramones? I’m not a punk rocker Not to say audiences have never nob'oed on
Have you ever performed while intoxicated or chemically altered?
In Paisley I leave that to the audience Name three famous Colins.
Colin Hendry, Colin Welland, Lewis Collins Where will you be on 1 January, 2000?
On top of a bill, With a Nostradamus book, watching you other bastards drown
Who’s worse, a mime or a juggler?
I applaud all talentless out of work actors who avoid stand up comedy
What five items would you take to a desert island?
A boat for starters An autograph hook for when I meet Rrrbey Manic, Alan Bennet reading material, Mira Sorvrno for regular sex and Reg Anderson to show Off to about ll afterwards. (Compiled by Rob Fraser)
ﬁ C o/rn Ramone headlines Reg Anderson ’5 Comedy Explosion at Tron Ceilidh Hoose, Edinburgh on Frr 29 Jan, see list/nos for details
works his own special magic alongside Kevin Spence. Martin Furby and the un- Murphy‘s like Bitter Benny. Joon Broon keeps a tight rein.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 8pm. £4 (£3). Mr TV. Mr Radio. Mr Comedy. Mr Fred MacAulay! Bill Dewar is good enough not to be eclipsed. and double act Rutherford & Merson are new enough to stop Sir Fred resting on arty comedic laurels. Teen sensation Teddy makes it a bill for all ages. Susan Morrison is woman enough to keep them all in clteck.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Explosion Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 226 ()93 l. Doors 8pm. £4 (£3). Zoltaii and Damien emcee for the evening. as Dave Williams and Stewart Potter pave the comedy way for headline act Colin Ramone. See Laughing Bag.
SATURDAY 30 7
Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. L18 Holland Street. 332 2159. Doors 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Billy Bonkers comperes a night of stand-up.
The Joke Box Mister P's Bar/Diner. 42 \‘v'ellmeadow Street. Paisley. 56l 7| )7. l().3()pni. Free. Joe Heenan makes a Paisley debut alongside old hands Alan Miller and David Kilby. with Raymond Mearns again einceeing like a good 'un.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 8pm. £6 (£4). Sartre line tip as last night (see above). with Jane Mackay ‘ running the show.
Rolling With Laughter Alaska. I42 Bath Lane. 248 l I77 (venue): 287 55ll (ticket centre). Doors 8pm. £5. Parrot headlines. Jane Mackay whips the audience into a frenzy. John Gillick and Alan Miller lend support. moral and otherwise.
The Comic Club Blackfriai‘s Underground. 36 Bell Street. 552 5824. 8.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Compere Viv Gee introduces the best in Scottish comedy.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Ipm. Free. lmprov in the afterrmon from residents Jack Weatlterall and Patil Graham. Comedy Off The Cuff W.J. Christie's. 228 3765. 9pm. £4 (£3). lmprov from Dave Williams. Craig Cookston. Raymond Mearns and girl guide leader from hell. HM. Bayonette.
Who's a pretty boy?: Parrot plays in Rolling With Laughter at Alaska.
Glasgow. Sun 31 Jan
Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Another magnificent seven acts. with Alan Miller once more at the helm. David Kay takes the final bow.
MONDAY 1 Edinburgh Life According To Fred The Stand. 5 York Place. 8pm. Free by ticket only. call 338 2566. Super Ally's bestest bud. Mr t‘vlacAulay. records a new BBC series. Plus support.
Life According To Fred The Stand. 5 York Place. 8pm. Free by ticket only. call 338 2566. See above for details.
Jeff Green MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. Panel game perennial and fest fringe fave brings stand-up to the tnasses.
Jeff Green Cottier Theatre. 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. Cartdleriggs. for Ticket Link details page 62. See Stirling. Tue 2.
World Of Comedy Quiz Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £l to play. free to spectators. Bill Dewar hosts a hilarious night of comedy trivia. Play to win great prizes and a roll-over jackpot.
THURSDAY 4 ‘
Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \Vaxy's. 20 Candleriggs. 552 87 I7. l().30pni. Free. Raymond Mearns has his hand on the comedy rudder. steering good ships Viv Gee. Gary Magen and Robert Knox safely around the Cape of Good Times. Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2 IS‘). Doors 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Billy Bonkers comperes a night of stand-up.
Christie's Comedy Cellar \VJ. Christie‘s. 228 3765. 9pm. £4 (£3). Suzanne Fraser is the hostess trolley. gently warming the humour ofJohn Gordon. Craig Hill and legendary act the. The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. Doors 8pm. £4 (£3). Glenn Wool ~ all the way from Canada - alongside the less well-travelled Frank Quinn. Brian Hennigan and Joon Broon.
Jeff Green Queen's Hall. 668 20l9. 8pm. See Glasgow. Wed 3.
21 Jan—4 Feb 1999 THE UST65