Shows are listed by date. then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Steve Cramer
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Surreal stories and visual antics from French funnyman Eric Bouvron, with comp Lee Ness and support to be conﬁrmed.
Stuart Ashing King‘s Buildings Union, University of Edinburgh, Mayﬁeld Road, 650 5772. 7pm. Free. A fast and furious hypnosis show — Baywatch scenes are promised — from this specialist student entertainer.
The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Tonight’s laughfest line-up features Richard Allen, west coast wits Paul and Ray, Fin MacArthur, Bill Bruce and compete Joon Broon.
lester's Comedy Club Mansion‘s Cafe Bar, 63 St George‘s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £5 (£4). Jokes and japes from Craig Crookston, Kiara Murphy, in-the-flesh representations of Pinky and The Brain, plus comp Raymond Meams.
The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Midlands mirth-maker Andy Robertson makes his Stand debut, with support from satirical lyricist Sandy Nelson and far-out Frenchman Eric Bouvron. Susan Morrison is your mistress of ceremonies.
SATURDAY 5 Glasgow
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Big, brassy Dundonian Joon Broon shares a stage with Craig Crookston and John McGuinness. Billy Bonkers comps.
The Stand 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 4. Jane Mackay takes over compering duties.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£3.50). Fronting the frivolity is wacky Frenchman Eric Bouvron, with support from John Gordon and Rae Hally. Crowd control and other comping duties performed by Viv Gee.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1—3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. Inspired improv courtesy of Stand stalwarts Jack and Paul.
Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8pm. £2.50. Allan Miller is your host and, for the price of a pint, you get ﬁve newer acts plus a seasoned closing act, which tonight comes in the form of droll duo Ray and Paul.
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Deadpan drollness from Michael Redmond, with Frank Quinn, Jacqueline Hannan, Corrnac O’Hara and Joon Broon.
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Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8pm. £1. Donna Krachan becomes the latest Stand regular to take her turn comping this novice night and, not only do you get eight of the greenest comedy hacks for your pennies but Fin MacArthur is your guest closer.
TUESDAY 8 Edinburgh
Beneﬁt For Scottish Association for Mental Health The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £5. Chortle for charity alongside sporting hero Vladimir McTavish and comp Susan Morrison, with two other funny fundraisers to be conﬁrmed.
WEDNESDAY 9 . Edinburgh
Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand, 5 York Place. 558 7272. 7.30—8.30pm. £4 (£3). Wicked words and powerful poetry at the third night of this new event — the line- up remains the same with the comedy couplets coming thick and strong, courtesy of Brendan Moohan, Donna Krachan, Eric Davidson and Fin MacArthur.
World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £1 per person to play. Bill Dewar initiates you into the strange world of comedy trivia, spurred on by a potential £100 rollover jackpot.
THURSDAY 10 Glasgow
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5. In the ﬁrst of three special events. TV-type Fred MacAuley drops by to try out some new material on the punters. Joining him tonight are Allan Miller, Grant McManus and MC Raymond Mearns.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Rivaling the Rough Guide with their local knowledge, Bill Dewar and Brian Hennigan present their ‘Useless Guide to Scotland'. Support comes front another comedy coupling in the shape of Paul and Ray.
The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Regular Saturday night compete Jane Mackay stands up as the headliner tonight, with support from Mark Bratchpiece, Stevie G, Bruce Devlin and hostess with the mostess Joon Broon.
FRIDAY 11 Glasgow Jester's Comedy Club Mansion‘s Cafe Bar, 63 St George's Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £5 (£4). Strulting their funny stuff tonight are Mitch Benn, David Kay, Joe Heenan and MC Janey Godley.
The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). London scene laughs as Comedy Store regular John Gordillo slips into the headlining slot, with support from Frankie Boyle, Keara Murphy and comedy couple Ray and Paul. Susan Morrison comps.
SATURDAY 12 Glasgow The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5. The main man Fred MacAuley is back in the spotlight, with support from Colin Ramone, Bedazzled star Callum Beaton (with a stand-up selection) and Liz Sneddon. Viv Gee is your hostess. Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Sliding
COMEDY REVIEW Bruce Morton
Glasgow: State Bar, reviewed Sat 29 Jan 7% int *
Back on home ground: Bruce Morton
The reputation of Glasgow’s State Bar as the centre of the city's comedy circuit
can only be enhanced by this gig. lt kicks off with resident compere Billy Bankers
and, although repeated references to cock sizes and ‘taking it up the shitter' is not everyone's comic cuppa, he ably warms up the audience for this evening's
First up is Australian Ian Macdonald telling tales of his Antipodean ancestors before segueing into comic quips about koalas and kangaroos. He swiftly moves on to outline the vagaries of language by relating his experiences teaching English across the globe. In particular his observations about the polysemic use
of the ’F' word strike a rich comic chord.
There's a short open slot given up to Colin Simpson, who relates a number of 'true stories' about shopping and porn. He’s obviously still learning his trade, and he'd do well to pay attention to star attraction Bruce Morton.
Back in Glasgow after a period down south, Morton revels in the luxury of not having to speak slowly to be understood. He rifles through one hour of culturally specific humour about football and sectarianism before reminiscing about life in Scotland and the pains and pleasures of adolescence. If Morton's material is not as fresh as it could be, his style and delivery compensate. As his lanky 6ft frame sprawls across the floor, the locals lap it up, transforming the packed out cellar bar into a heaving mass of Glaswegians ahooping and
ahollering for more. (Davie Archibald)
tackles from football pundit Bob ‘the gob’ Doolally, with support from Mitch Benn. There‘s also an open spot competition for any aspiring laughmongers among you.
The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 11. Jane Mackay comps.
Joke Box Mister P's, 42 Wellmeadow Street, 561 7117. 10.30pm. Free. Tonight's funsters are Mitch Benn. Susanne Fraser, John McGuinness and comp Janey Godley.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5. The ubiquitous Fred MacAuley rounds off his Comic Club hat trick, with support from satirical lyricist Sandy Nelson, Charlie Ross and comp Viv Gee.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1—3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 6.
Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8pm. £2.50. See Sun 6. Brian Hennigan is your guest closer.
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavem. Mid Street, 01592 263671. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). London lad John Gordillo gets the laughs, with support from Mark Bratchpiece, Stevie G, Ross Dewar and comp Joon Broon.
- MONDAY 14 Edinburgh
Scarlet Harlots Valentine Special 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7.30pm. £15 including
supper and bubbly. Musical mayhem with comic duo Ruby Slippers. stand-up from Stand regulars Jane Mackay and Susan Morrison, plus support from two other female funsters.
TUESDAY 15 Edinburgh Oot: Out On Tuesday 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). London lad John Gordillo makes his mark, joining foul- mouthed Joon Broon and club regulars Craig Hill and Cormac O'Hara at this night of gay-friendly giggles.
Gardyloo 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7.30—8.30pm. £4 (£3). A new show from two Stand regulars, Jane Mackay and Allan Miller, which takes a laugh-ﬁlled look at the sights and smells of Edinburgh.
World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand. 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £1 per person to play. See Wed 9.
Cosy Comedy Cafe State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Paul Graham and Jack Weatherall treat audiences to a double dose of drollness, dealing in both stand-up and improv. There will also be a plethora of comedy hopefuls present to compete in the ‘open spot' competition.
The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Getting the giggles tonight are Allan Miller, Martin Furby, Justin Mackay, Jacqueline Hannan and your regular comp Joon Broon.