Allan Miller goes monthly with his own show, The Stand, Glasgow, Sun 28 May

Miller and John Flint add their comedy comments to those of host Reg ‘Voodoo' Anderson.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.l5pm. £(i (£5). Brendon Burns debuts in top slot. with support from Lil. Webb. David Kay and regular comp Susan Morrison.



Chewin' The Fat King's Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 287 551 l. 7.30pm. £()--£l4. See Tue 3().

Jester's Comedy Club .‘slansion‘s Cafe Bar. ()3 St (ieorge's Road. 333 l4l8. 8pm. £7 (£6). Andrew Maxwell. of Fringe hit ‘Young. (iifted And (ireen’ brings his lrish humour to Jester's solo slot.

The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 (i()() 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 2. except Strsan Morrison is the

Ma cap Comedy Club The Fotheringay. l7—2l Nithsdale Road. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). (‘iordon Brunton indulges in sortie observational antics. with support from James ('ampbell and more to be confirmed.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 llolland Street. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5. Joe lleenan lines tip the comedy crackers. with support from John .\lc(}uinness and comp Billy Bunkers.


Stand Up . . . For MS Assembly Rooms. (ieorge Street. 22() 4349. 8pm. £l5. A charity fundraiser in a cabaret-style setting. with tables and a bar. featuring the surrealist talents of (ilasgow‘s famous stand-up son Arnold Brown. alongside mirthfull teller of tales Bruce Morton and comedy collective Absolutely.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.l5pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 2 v- except Jane Mackay takes over compering duties.


Joe Pasquale Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. ()1592 412929. 8pm. £1 l.5(). The popular comic lets loose with his one-liners.



SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()87() (i()() 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). John Gordon dips into this Sunday's comedy pick ‘n' mix. featuring new and established guests. Tonight's talents include kooky comic Liz Webb. David Kay and laid-back laughmeister Jon llazelton.

The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Tonight’s fun guys are (‘raig Hill. Keara Murphy. (‘olin Rarnone and M(‘ Craig Crookson. with an open spot from James Ferguson.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Three acts to be confirmed as Madcap ventures into Sunday silliness.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. l--~3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 28. SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). The gagtastic Graeme Thomas hosts this mixed bag of comedy capers. featuring both established and new acts. including hard-hitting humorist John Flint and witty wag Brian llennigan.


Fife Comedy Club Path 'l‘avern. Mid Street. ()l592 2(i3o7l. 8.30pm. £4 (£3) Raucous humour from Ales Boardinan. who is joined in his comic endeavour by Mark Bratchpiece. madcap magician Steven Dick. John Sinclair and Joon Broon.

listings DDMEDY

COMEDY PREVIEW Karen Loftus Glasgow: Jester's Comedy Club, Sat 27 May

Funny Bunny? Karen Loftus

Look at this face. Playboy bunny? Plastic pop creation"? No, staid-up comic, we'll have you know l‘lie title of her one woman show, I’m No? (he {J/orrde You Think / Am should drsabuse you of any notion of going Just to Errol; at her. lf you’re Just after an aesthetic change from the usual shingled \“.'li.i‘.‘ Eernales of the comedy Circuit, go away and read some Laura Mulvey, you sari tiasfa'tl

Loltus' work has incorporated a wrde range of media. Her experience rr‘, film and theatre is extensive, and she’s even taught physical cori‘edy The physical tag might give you an idea of what to expect. Her act incorporates that oldest form of comedy, the sight gag. There’s also a good range of ohservational humour in her act. Residing across the pond, she’s built something of a reputation for herself, having received the Tennessee Williams Fellov/snio, n: {it't'Si‘it‘v‘ii‘v bursary for the development of new forms of performance.

Her play Barbie Dol/s has been performed successfully in los Angeles and around the USA, and she’s appeared in two independent iilrns i'r’it: Push and Race To Love of recent years.

This kind of artist brings a different flavour to the comedy circuit, and not at the cost of entertainment. Janey Godley's Jesters should be congratulated for bringing her to Scotland, in addition to the usual run of high quality comedy entertainment. (Steve Cramer)

World Of Comedy Quiz The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £1 per

person to play. See Wed 3|. Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Stevie (i is your host 8 at the weekly testing ground for brand 2 new comedy talent. with guest closer Glasgow Brian llennigan. The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands

Road. ()87() (i()() 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). 6 Bill Dewar and Brian llennigan do a . ‘L’seless (iuide To Scotland' turn. with Edlnblll‘gh support from Dougie Dunlop. Susan Vale Useless Guide To Scotland The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3).

and comp Frankie Boy le.

It’s A Scream Curlers. 25o Byres Road. Bill Dewar and Brian llennigan take you through Scotland‘s hits and misses in a

338 (i5l l. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). (ictting the gags in are (‘raig (‘i'ookston and Brandon revamping of their Fringe shows of 98 and 99.

Reed. with one other to be confirmed. WEDNESDAY 7

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 i Edinburgh

llolland Street. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). 'l'urning comedy tricks tonight are Bill Dewar. Susanne Fraser. Frankie Rodgers and Johnny l.o\c.

Wise Guise The Stand. 5 York Place. 558

7272. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). (‘haracter comedy

from The Stand‘s regular crew. including

('raig llill. Fin MacArthur and Keara

Edinburgh Murphy.



The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Feisty fun with Richard Allen. Frank Quinn. John Sinclair. Steven Dick :ltltl t‘ttlllp .ltutn Britt)”.

.1 . Q THE “ST 73

0/) II-ci) \) alall