Jester's Comedy Club Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George‘s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £5 (£4). Crazee comedy capers with headliner Craig Hill, and support from David Kay, James Campbell and comp Janey Godley.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Tall tales from the master of stand-up storytelling, Bruce Morton, with support from Jon Reed, Dougie Dunlop and comp Jane Mackay.
Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49—50 George [V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Viv Gee and Bill Dewar are tonight’s comedy creators, alongside resident Reg ‘voodoo’ Anderson.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Things get outraged and outrageous with headliner
lan Cognito, plus support from Brendan Moohan, John Littlejohn and regular hostess Susan Morrison.
Ken Dodd Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 7.30pm. £12—£l3.The king of the Diddymen returns.
Elaine C. Smith - Hormonally Driven Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £12 (£7). Middle age and menopausal musings with comediennc, singer and all round raconteuse Elaine C. Smith.
Madcap Comedy Club Hudson‘s, 14—16 Cornwall Place, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Silliness irt shades and a suit from Stu Who?, with support front satirical lyricist Sandy Nelson and comp Billy Bonkers.
Ken Dodd Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. 7pm. £11—£13. See Fri 5.
Jester’s Comedy Club Mansion‘s Cafe Bar, 63 St George‘s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £7 (£6). Geoff Boyz, impressionist extraordinaire and recent star of Only/1n [zit‘t'usta regales us with solo silliness.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 5, except Susan Morrison is your
Ma cap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5. Shooting from the lip are John Gillick,
Fin MacArthur and Mike Milligan, with comp Billy Bonkers.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6—£7 (£4—£5). See Fri 5, with Jane Mackay taking over MC duties.
Elaine C. Smith - Hormonally Driven Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 7.45pm. £12(£7). See Fri 5.
The Joke Box Mister P’s, 42 Wellmeadow Street, 561 7117. 9.30pm. Free. Mike Milligan makes us laugh, with a little help from Alan Miller, Reg ‘voodoo’ Anderson and comp Janey Godley.
SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Beat off back-to-work blues with a line-up which includes Ruby Slippers, Colin Ramone and John Littlejohn, with resident comp John Gordon.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). The rhetorical Stu Who? gets the gags in, with support from Des McLean, Susanne Fraser, Des Clarke and MC Viv Gee. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Tonight sees the first ﬁnals heat for all those stand-up hopefuls who took part in the Open Spot Competition, with seasoned headliner Craig Crookston and comp Billy Bonkers.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. l—3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 30.
SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Among those getting the gags in are Dougie Dunlop, Bruce Devlin and west coast wits Paul and Ray, plus resident comp Graeme Thomas.
MONDAY 8 Edinburgh Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Cuddly toy comic Martin Furby turns his hand to hosting this novice night, featuring eight fresh comedy faces and a seasoned closer in the form of frantic voodoo magician Reg Anderson. Reg ‘Voodoo' Anderson's Disc And Comedy Quiz Extravaganza Bannerman’s, 212 Cowgate, 556 3254. 10pm. Free. See Mon 1.
Jenv leley:-Jester's is going strong
The Stand Comedy Club Glasgow: The Stand, Sat 15Apr *whH:
Arnold Brown: Precise humour and attention to detail
It is a well-known fact that Glasgow audiences are notoriously difficult to please, so the opportunity to see some comedians squirm at the new Stand
Comedy Club has its attractions.
Unfortunately this goes all pear-shaped when compere Susan Morrison warms up a rather subdued and slightly apprehensive Glasgow audience, locates her targets with ease, and starts the rain of gags and laughter. With the crowd suitably chortling she hands over to the first comic of the evening Craig Hill who delivers a note perfect performance that takes the crowd on a musical trip of images. comparisons and impersonations. The similarity of Celine Dion and Johnny Mathis will remain with a lot of
people for a long time.
Graeme Thomas ably fills the open spot for the evening, and is followed by John Gillick who comes across with a fine line in Glasgow humour. From Sudden Infant Death Syndrome to mothers, this comic keeps it going even when interrupted by the obligatory and unfunny heckler.
Headliner for the evening is Arnold Brown whose act is a combination of slow precise humour and great attention to detail from the obvious to the ridiculous, occasionally touching on a controversial issue or two. After the previous acts it takes a while to get into this totally different and intellectual style of comedy. A few restless people appear to take a bit longer than others. but that's the risk you take with stand up comedy.
Skitters The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). The Stand’s comedy team are back again for silliness of a sketch-based nature.
WEDNESDAY 10 Edinburgh
Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Witty words and powerful poetry from Brendan Moohan, Donna Krachan, Eric Davidson and Sheridan Strawberry.
World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £1 per person to play. See Wed 3.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Toby Foster takes the headline slot, with support from Martin Furby, Keara Murphy and compere Frankie Boyle.
Viv Gee & Jill Peacock The Arches, 30 Midland Street, 221 4001. 9pm. £5 (£4). Farcical fun from comic duo Viv and Jill, who make a welcome return after several Fringe successes. Support comes from regular on the Scottish scene Susanne Fraser. See Lau hing Bag.
The Comic Clu At The QM Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 9pm. £5 advance. Stand-up with a student slant, featuring the talents of Janey Godley, Teddy, James Campbell and comp Joe Heenan.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). David Kaye and Graeme Thomas try to tickle your fancy, under the watchful eye of comp Lee Ness.
It's A Scream Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 338 6511. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Laconic laughs from Michael Redmond, with support from John Flint and Liz Sneddon.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). High speed humour from Dublin’s Paddy Courtney, with Brendan Moohan, Nick Findlay, Lou Chawner and comp Joon Broon.
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