Carlsberg Ice Comedy Network The Pleasance, 60 The Pleasance, 650 2656. 8.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Reginald D Hunter ad Alﬁe Joey are back in Edinburgh following their Fringe appearances. Hairy Watt Come y C ub Heriot-Watt University, Lecture Theatre 4, Riccarton, 449 5111. £3. The Taboo Time Comedy tour touches down in Scotland, with Alistair Barrie, Hal Cruttenden and Jo Caulfteld.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Value for money comedy featuring eight to ten acts for the price of a lottery ticket. Bruce Devlin takes charge of the little lambs, and Bene Linchesticov headlines.
Skitters The Stand. 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). See Sun 22.
Mike Milligan West Port Bar, West Port, 01382 200993. 8pm. £3. The funnyman embarks on a series of tour dates, supported by James Campbell and Ben Darcy (on alternate nights).
Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 3330900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Standing up for stand-up this evening are Sandy Nelson, David Kay, Steven Dick and Alasdair Millar in the open spot.
French 8: Saunders Playhouse, 18—22 Grccnsidc Place, 08706063424. 7.30pm. £21.50—£23.50. See Tue 24.
Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Comedy with a poetic twist from Donna Krachan, plus Sheridan Strawberry, Eric Davidson and Brendan Moohan.
Fred MacAulay Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 8pm. £10.5(L-£12.50. See Sat 21.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). A mixture of madness and mayhem from host Frankie Boyle and guests Rutherford and Merson and Bene Linchesticov. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Richard Allen headlines with support from Brandon Reed and compere Billy Bonkers.
John Hegley Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). The popular poet presents dog drawings, songs, poems and plenty of laughs.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Shooting straight from the lips with John Gillick, Martin Furbv and host Donna Krachan.
World Of Comedy Quizshow Gilded Saloon, 233 Cowgatc, 226 2151. 9pm. £1 to play. See Thu 19.
Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Opening night of this new comedy club with headliner Danny Bhouy and support from Colin Ramone, Roland Gent and MC Janey Godley.
French 8: Saunders Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 0870 0404000. See Tue 24.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 6006055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Standing up for stand-up tonight are Nick Wilty, Raymond Mearns, and Martin Furby plus host Jane Mackay.
Phil Kay Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£8). Venture into the surreal world of Phil Kay for a night of eccentric endeavours.
Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George [V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Boisterous banter from Harry McBride, Sophie Bland, Paul Catchpole, and as usual, Reg Anderson takes control of the mic.
Fred MacAulay Festival Theatre, 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. 8pm. £8.50—£12.50. See Sat 21.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Observational antics from new kid on the block lvor Dcmbina, with support from comedy couple Rutherford and Merson and Bene Linchesticov. Susan Morrison competes. Boom Boom The Crags, Dalkeith Road, 667 4518. 9.30pm. £6. The opening night of Bill Dewar’s breakaway comedy club features Phil Kay, Craig Hill, Paul McNeil] plus one open spot. Compered by the man himself, of course. See panel
French 8: Saunders Clyde Auditorium, Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000. See Tue 24.
Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Edinburgh’s Gordon Brunton demonstrates his put-down mastery, with support from Roland Gent, Frank Quinn and resident compere Janey Godley.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 27 but with compete Susan Morrison. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Bill Dewar does a solo stand-up spot with sidekicks Robert Knox and compere Billy Bonkers.
Southside Comedy Club Nickie Tams, 510 Victoria Road, Crosshill, 433 2431. 9.30pm. £4. Richard Allen and Charlie Ross get the gags in with more acts to be confirmed.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie’s, 27—31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm. £3. John Spaceman leads out the line-up with Mary Harris, Mick Altin and resident host Reg Anderson.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 27 only Jane Mackay takes control of the mic.
The Fred MacAulay Tour 2000 Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £10. See Sat 21.
The Vigorous Lime Quiz of Joy Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free. A combination of live comedy and a pub quiz but as their catch-phrase puts it with ‘all the goodness and none of the evil’, and a crate of beer as first prize, you can’t lose. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). John Gordon keeps the comic cracks coming with Rutherford and Merson and Jon Hazelton.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Geordie japester Gavin Webster indulges in some anarchical anecdotes. His partners in crime include Charlie Ross and Colin Ramone.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. lpm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 22.
Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Ease yourself gently back into the working week with a barrel load of laughs from a
stand-up sextuplet including host ; Graeme Thomas, Martin Furby and 1 Ricky
Mike Milligan DUSA, 1 Airlie Place. 01382 344310. 8pm. £3. See Tue 24.
The Crags, Edinburgh, Fri 27 Oct. Now, as you may have heard in our last two issues, the fur has been flying in the world of Scottish comedy. The departure of Bill Dewar, half of The Useless Guide To Scot/and from The Stand's comedy team is having further repercussions. Dewar has announced the setting up of a rival comedy club in Edinburgh, Boom, Boom.
The initial line-up brings together some of the strongest talent currently available on the Scottish circuit. Dewar will compere a programme that includes camp diva Craig Hill, arguably the outstanding new comic talent of the moment, as well as The List’s own Phil Kay. In addition, Paul McNeilI will appear, and there’s an open spot to
Bill Dewar goes it alone
check out new talent. If this initial bill is anything to go by, we can expect some
splendid comedy over the next wee while.
Meanwhile, The Stand has announced the reversal of its booking policy, which was at the heart of Scotland’s comedy revolt. The Stand says that it is now strong enough to survive without it. (Steve Cramer)
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Joon Broon takes control of the mic alongside club regular John Sinclair. The evening’s usual suspects include the no- holds-barred Nick Wilty, Raymond Mearns, and Annie Wallace.
The Comedyshop©0ffshore Offshore, 3—5 Gibson Street, 07714 900720. 8.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). In the talent mixer tonight are the Rev Obediah Steppenwolfe 111, Chris Broomfteld, students’ fave Neil McFarlane, compete Jamie Robinson plus three open spots.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Lining up to take their ﬁrst steps on the road to stardom; over eight new acts try out their routines under the watchful eye of host Keara Murphy and headliner Susan Morrison.
Fred MacAulay Whitehall Theatre, Bellfteld Street, 01382 434940. 8pm. £10—£12. See Sat 21.
Bulbous Fish Comedy Club Strathclyde University Union, 90 John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £5 (£3). Janey Godley keeps the comedy crazy students chortling with support from Damien Kielty and Viv Gee.
Witches Hallowe'en Special The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £10 including supper. The witches of Edinburgh cast their comedy spells over the audience for an evening of feisty female frivolity. Compere Joon Broon is joined by Gina Ryan, Jane Mackay and Susan Morrison.
Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Raymond Mearns leads out the line-up with support from comic duo Paul and Ray and Des McLean.
Supergirly - Naughty But Nice Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7pm. £12 (£10). Sec Thu 19. Maverick Magic Special The Stand, 5
York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). A magical mystery tour with Reg Anderson and special guests Nick Wilty and Steven Dick.
Kevin Hayes Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 8pm. £5 (£3). More talent from across the water as lreland’s Kevin Hayes explores God, religion and the apocalypse. Support comes from the baby-faced Steven Grant .
Carlsberg Ice Comedy Network University Of Paisley, 17 Hunter Street, 889 9940. 8.30pm. £2.50. Reginald D Hunter is the heavyweight headliner with support from Karl Theobold. Students and guests only.
Wild Witches Go West The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). A belated Hallowe’en spook-fest and an all-female line-up featuring Gina Ryan, Jane Mackay, Pauline M and com ere Joon Broon. Canvas Comedy C ub Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. From chat show host to magazine writer, Jo Jo Smith has dabbled in different careers, and now goes back to her stand-up roots and is joined on stage by Raymond Mearns, Keara Murphy and resident com ere Janey Godley.
Ma cap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9pm. £4 (£3). John Gillick and Cathy P entertain the troupes while compere Billy Bonkers organises the chaos.
World Of Comedy Quizshow Gilded Saloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 2151. 9pm. £1 to play. See Thu 19.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Laughter to the rafters with Susan Morrison, Graeme Thomas, Charlie Ross and guest compere Frankie Boyle.
The Dunfermline Comedy Club Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 314127. 9pm. £5. More talent from across the water as lreland’s Kevin Hayes explores God, religion and the apolcalypse. Support comes from the baby-faced Steven Grant .
Supergirly — Naughty But Nice MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 8pm. £12 (£10). See Thu I9.
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