Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, providing that details reach our offices at least ten days in advance of publication. Comedy listings are compiled by Rob Fraser



Cheshire Cat Comedy Club \N'iixy‘s. 2t) Candleriggs. 552 87l7. 9pm. Free. Reg Anderson. Brian Hennigan and John Gordon conrpete for your comedic attention

Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 332 2 l5‘). 9.30pm. £4 (£2). Michael Redmond isjoined iir cotrredy trratrimony tonight by (iary Hagen irr a ceremony performed by right reverend resident host. Billy Bonkers.


The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Allan Miller is yotrr headliner. ably supported by Dutrdonian made good Betrtri lisposito and (iraeme Thomas. Liane lillis is attest .\l(_‘. Christie’s Comedy Cellar wt). Christie & Son. 277-3] \Vesl Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Gerry (irant of The Mimics headlines. with support in the Canadian shape ofJason Whitehead. Susanne Fraser hosts.

The Bearpit w.) Christie iv Son. 27—.‘sl West Port. 228 3765. l.3()atri. £2. Comedy or confrontattons'.’ You decide. Gobbling tip the late night hecklers will be the likes of Susatrtre Fraser. Raymond Mearns arid Janey (iodley.

Reg Anderson’s Comedy Explosion The Tron. Hunter Square. 337 8340. 9pm. £4 (£3). James l)onlan headlines for Reg. with support frotrr .loe l-leenan and Crookstone.


The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (l-‘ri ): £6 (Sat A; Sun )1 £4 (cones). Leeds fugitive Danny Brown headlines with support front John Mint and Day id Kay. .loon Broon runs a tight comedy ship as .\l(‘.

The Kit Kat Klub W..l. (’lirrstte ck Son. 27 3| West Port. 22S 376.5. llpm. £4. Cabaret with top drag act Kevin Peters and conrediennes \"iv and Jill,

The Bearpit WJ. (‘hrtstie tk Sort. 27---3l West Port. 228 3765. 1.30am. £2. Sec Thu l for details.


Glasgow Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 332 215‘). 9pm.

£5 (£4). Donna Krachan isjoined by Gary Hagen and Craig Crookstorr with Billy Bonkers emceeing like a good ‘un.

The Saturday Comedy Experience L‘Attache. 27 Waterloo Street. 22l 32 10. 9pm. £4 (£3). A new night gets off to an impressive start with Allatr Miller. Paul and Ray. Graeme Thomas and Robert Knox. Howard Donaldson and liuan Macleod take the open spots. and DJ Ricky H is your host.


Johnny Vegas Gilded Balloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 2l5 1. 9pm. .£l5. covering entry to all events. A host of local comic talents support the boy Vegas as part of the Under The Duvet charity event. See l-‘rontlines and Club Listings for trrore details.

The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (Fri); £6 (Sat & Sun); £4 (cones). Sartre bill as Fri 2. with Jane Mackay takitrg over as corrrpere beyond compare.

The Bearpit W.J. Christie a Sort. 27—‘3l West Port. 228 3765. l.3()am. £2. See

, Thu l for details.

Glasgow The Comic Club Blackfriar's. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£3.50). Jokes

; and japes with Janey Ciodley. Graham

7 Thomas and Craig Hill.

Edinburgh Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand.

5 York Place. 558 7272. l—-3pm. Show rs free with drinks or a meal ltnproy with your Sunday chow frottr .lack Weatherall and Paul Graham.

1 The Standfi York Place. 558 7272. 9pm.

Paul Graham & lack Wetherall: Laughs With Your Lunch. Sunday, The Stand

£5 (l‘ri ); £6 (Sat (y Sun): £4 (cones). See Sat 3 for details.

Christie's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie d; Son. 27---3l West Port. 228 3765. 9.30pm. £3. Raymond Mearns hosts with Skank atrd Stuart Potter strutting their considerable stuff.

The Bearpit W.J. Christie ck Son. 27-—3l West Port. 228 3765. l.3()anr. £2. See Thu l for details.

listings COMEDY

The Laughing Bag

They make you laug , we make them squeal. This issue: Billy Bankers Square sausage or round?

Spicy pepperoni any size or shape. Describe your first experience of being funny in public

It’ll happen soon, ! hope

Have you ever performed while drunk or chemically enhanced?

I never do anything else

Tell us the punchline to your favourite joke

’Man seen escaping on hairy pogo stick.’

Where will you be on Jan 1 2000?

Either or. board an international flight, approaching one of the world's busiest airports, or else hiding in an underground bunker, stocked with food, water, drugs and alcohol I rust can’t make up my mind.

What five items would you take to a desert island?

Four magic beans and a watering can

What's your favourite Biblical character?

Nebuchadnezzar -- such a cool nanie and he was fond of a nice bit of grass. What would be the title of your autobiography?

Completely Bonkers: The Simple Tale of an Everyday Bloke Who Shot to Stardom Overnight On The Strength of Being Featured in The Laughing Bag.

Is stand up the hardest job in showbiz? Yes, stand ups do have the hardest cocks . Who would be on your fantasy bill? Eddie lzzard, Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce, Lee Evans, wrth speCtal guest Tommy Cooper recreating his final appearance on the telly.

(compiled by Rob Fraser)

ta Billy Bonkers i's MC at Cosy Comedy Cafe, State Bar, Glasgow, every Thursday and Saturday.

I'm sorry, what was the question?

it’s A Scream Curlers. 260 Bytes Road. 338 651 1. 8.45pm. £4 (£3). Regular hostess Janey Ciodley with some excitingly unconfirmed friends.


World Of Comedy Quiz The Statrd. 5. York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £1 per person to play. Bill Dewar asks the questions and cracks the gags. Witt one hundred strrackeroos. and you'll be laughing. You‘ll probably be laughing anyway. come to think of it.

The Bearpit W..l. Christie & Son. 27—31 West Port. 228 3765. l.3()am. £2. See Thu | for details.


Mark 8i John's Comedy Quiz 'i‘roii Theatre Bar. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Free. Prizes galore frotrr the pop culture obsessives who turn questions irtto cabaret. Massively entertaining.


Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Martin Furby is guest host. welcoming six new acts and closers Tire Unlikely Lads. ! The Bearpit WJ. Christie & Son. 27-31 West Port. 228 3765. 1.30am. £2. See

Thu l for details. 3 Continued over page

l Eating &

Edinburgh 3

Red Raw The Stand. 5 York l’lilC‘C. sss } Drinkin Guide 1999

7272. 7.30pm. £1. Liane lillis marshalls eight absolute beginners and guest closer Adie C.

The Bearpit WJ. Christie iv Sort. 27-3) West Port. 2283765. 1.30am. £2. See Thu l for details.



Dorothy Paul (ireenock Arts (jtrild. Campbell Street. ()l475 723038. 7.30pm. £9 (£7.50). New one wotrratr showcase for the formidable Miss P. going under the somewhat predictable title of ‘The Full l)orothy'.

Mark & John's Quiz Special l3th Note Club. 260 Clyde Street. 243 2 I77. 8.30pm. Free. Games. quizzes. stand-up and cash prizes from the boys to entertain you.

Available 15 April

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