COMEDY: EDINBURGH, WED 26 JUL cont.
I Gilded Balloon Studio Gilded Balloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 6550. 8.3(L—9.30pm. Free. Last week of the Wednesday comedy night at the Gilded Balloon before the festival programme begins. Expect stand-up from four acts with the possibility of a Fringe preview thrown in for free.
I The Comic Club At The Stuart Hotel The Stuart Hotel. Cornwall Street, 01355 221161. 8.30pm. Free. Wit and wisdom from Sandy Nelson as he entertains the troupes. Support comes from James Campbell and compere Viv Gee.
I The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Tonight‘s stand-up line-up includes John Gillick. Colin Ramone and Fin McArthur. John Gordon is the guest compere.
I The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). More hilarious goings-on from patter merchants Joe lleenan. Mark Bratchpiece and Eric Davidson. Joon Broon comperes.
. FRIDAY 28
I Jester's Comedy Club Mansion‘s Cafe Bar. 63 St George‘s Road, 333 1418. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). lleadlining the hilarity this evening is Dave Williams with support from Jason Whitehead, John Littlcjohn and MC Janey Godley.
I The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870600 6055 9pm. £6 (£5). DJ turned stand-up Michael Smiley gets stuck into club culture, throwing in some observations from his native Belfast. Joe lleenan, Joon Broon and comp Vladimir McTavish complete the line-up.
I Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George 1V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. See Fri 21.
I The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). Laughter to the rafters with Michael Redmond, support acts Colin Ramone and Fin McArthur, and guest compete Jane Mackay.
I Jester's Comedy Club Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George’s Road, 333 1418. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). The stand-up spotlight falls on Bennet Aaron as he takes to the stage for a solo show.
I The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 28.
I Madcap Comedy Club The Fotheringay, 17—21 Nithsdale Road, 424
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()463. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). The stand-up stars who are game for a laugh tonight include Bill Bruce and Liz Sneddon, plus more acts to be confirmed. Billy Bonkers takes control of the mic.
I Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Madness and mayhem from James Campbell and Marti Benn with more acts to be confirmed. Resident compere is Raymond Mearns.
I The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 28.
I Viv Gee 8: Jill Peacock East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. 8pm. £6 (£3). Farcical fun from comic duo Viv and Jill, who make a welcome return after several Fringe
3 successes. Support comes from a regular on the Scottish scene, Susanne Fraser.
I Cream Of Comedy Mister P‘s. 42 Wcllmeadow Street, 561 7117. 9.30pm. Free. Resident compere Raymond Mearns introduces the main set from John Gillick.
I SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Slick silliness from six stand-ups including resident compere John Gordon. John Gillick and Mark Bratchpiece.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Raymond Mearns gets the gags in with backing from Charlie Ross and duo Paul and Ray. Viv Gee MCs and there’s an open spot with fresh face David Newman.
I Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1—3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 23. I SOS: Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Graeme Thomas comperes a packed line- up and introduces five guests including Joe Heenan.
I Rebels Without Applause The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7pm. £4. Fringe preview starring Graeme Thomas and Teddy as they combine student life with stand-up comedy, and attempt to avoid the be-suited office job.
I Stand Up Scotland The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £3. Fringe preview. Showcasing the very best in Scottish comedy, The Stand presents the stand-up stars of tomorrow including Marie McArthur, John Sinclair, Chris Ozug, Miles Jupp and Nick Findlay. Your host for the evening is Graeme Thomas.
Paisley Pint: John Gillick, Paisley. Sat 29 Jul
I Open Spot Spectacular Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 8.30pm. £3. Lambs to the slaughter try out their best routines at this new monthly night. Compere Viv Gee shepherds those little lost sheep.
I Useless Guide To Scotland 2000: The Scone Of Destiny The Stand 11, 16 North St Andrews Street, 558 7272. 7pm. £4. Three years and still going strong, Bill Dewar and Brian llennigan preview their latest instalment of this alternative guide to Scotland.
I That's Nice The Stand 11, 16 North St Andrews Street, 558 7272. 9pm. £4. Mrs Barbara Nice previews her second Fringe show following on from her sell-out debut performance last year.
I Butter Cup The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). 25 years after their heartbreaking defeat in the ﬁnal of the ‘Creamy Churn Butter’ 5-a-side football cup, four of the losers reminisce on a raft. I Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Bask in a glorious comedy line-up with headliner Dave Williams dishing the dirt, a taster of the Fringe from Viv and Jill and new musical comedy, Tone Dead. Neil McFarlane attempts to compete in the open spot.
I Useless Guide To Scotland 2000: The Scone Of Destiny The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7pm. £4. See Tue 1.
I World Of Comedy Quizshow The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £1
Lauderble entertainment: Fred MacAuley, The Stand, Glasgow
per person to play. Bill Dewar initiates you into the strange world of comedy trivia, spurred on by a potential £100 rollover jackpot.
I The Comic Club At The Stuart Hotel The Stuart Hotel, Cornwall Street, ()1355 221161. 8.30pm. Free. Gibes and frivolity at East Kilbride’s funny farm with a headliner still to be confirmed, and support from Billy Bonkers and MC Viv Gee.
I Frankie's Fringe The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). There’s no escaping comedy goings-on at the other end of the M8 as The Stand bring the pick of the Festival Fringe through to Glasgow. Frankie Boyle hosts Thursdays and Fridays, and his guests for this evening include Arnold Brown and John Gillick.
I Harmon Leon: Yank Me Again The Stand 11, 16 North St Andrews Street, 558 7272. 7pm. £4. Fringe preview. Harmon’s Fringe show from last year met with widespread critical acclaim, and he’s back again with his unique perspective on America’s underbelly.
I Bob Doolally: A Life in Football The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 7.45pm. £4. Plenty of filthy football rantings are promised as this crazy comedian takes to the stage for a preview of his new Fringe show.
I Skitters The Stand 11, 16 North St Andrews Street, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4. Fringe preview. All the best action and japes from the year-round sketch show condensed into two hours.