Trongate, 552 4267. 10pm. £9.50—£10 (£6.50—£7). See Sat 4.
Skitters The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). An hour of fast-paced frivolity and sketch-based jocularity.
Craig Charles - Sickbag Live 2000 Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. 8pm. £12.50 (£10.50). See The 7.
Lee Hurst Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, 01292 611222. 8pm. £12. The one-time team leader on BBC’s They Think It ’3 All Over and all-round good guy, continues his tour of Britain.
THURSDAY 9 Glasgow The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Tonight’s galaxy of stand-up stars include new kid on the block Mick Ferry, with support from Teddy, Miles Jupp and Shug Gray. Frankie Boyle or anises the chaos. Madcap Comedy Clu The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9pm. £4 (£3). Telling it like it is tonight is headliner Charlie Ross with comical poet Robert Knox and compete Billy Bonkers. More acts to be confirmed. Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. in a change to the billed line-up, Craig Hill replaces Brendan Burns as headline act. Support comes from Bitter Benny and John Littlejohn and host Janey Godley. The Comic Club At Queen Margaret Union Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 9pm. £7 (£5). Spinning comedy yarns like a spider running on Red Bull, comedy’s improv virtuoso, Ross Noble, competes with the PlayStation-brandishing Ed Hammill Game Show for the affections of those comed -hungry students. Jerry adowitz Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 10pm. £9.50-£10 (£6.50—£7). See Sat 4.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Pulling in the punters tonight are Dougie Dunlop, John McBride, Tim Lawrence, Steven Dick and compete Joon Broon.
World Of Comedy Quizshow Gilded Saloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 2151. 9pm. £1 to play. See Thu 2.
FRIDAY 10 Glasgow Madcap Comedy Club At Cumbernauld Theatre Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 8pm. £3.50. Gay-friendly gags from Craig Hill with Viv Gee in support and resident compete Billy Bonkers. Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Top notch stand-up from the master audience heckler, Ross Noble, with support from Sandy Nelson, plus Pinky and the Brain and guest compete Bill Dewar. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Charming the audience with some likeable banter, Dara O’Briain tops a bill which includes Dougie Dunlop and David Kay. Jane Mackay takes charge of the evening’s shenanigans. Jerry Sadowitz Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 10pm. £9.50-£10 (£6.50—£7). See Sat 4.
Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George [V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Laying on the laughter this evening are Ben Lurex, Ann Fox, Bill Perry and resident host Reg Anderson.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Bruce Morton is this evening’s stand-up stalwart. He is joined on stage by Mick Ferry, Teddy and compete Susan Morrison.
The Fluffy Brothers Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 314127. 8pm. £8 (£6—£7). Stars of BBC] ’3 The Stand Up Show, The Fluffy Brothers are joined by Kevin Sherwani under the watchful eye of compere Sanjeev Kohli.
Dundee Lee Hurst Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £12 (£10). See Wed 8.
SATURDAY 11 Glasgow
Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Ross Noble and Sandy Nelson return for another evening of mirth, this time with support from Bill Bruce and MC Janey Godley. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). Same as Fri 10 but with host Susan Morrison. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Camp humour from funnyman Craig Hill, who is joined on stage by Charlie Ross and Liz Sneddon. The host for the evening is Billy Bonkers.
Jerry Sadowitz Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 10pm. £9.50-£10(£6.50—£7). See Sat 4.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie’s, 27—31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm. £3. Rita B headlines the hilarity with Jimmy Sidebums, Dave Lipman and host Reg Anderson.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 10 with Jane Mackay as the compere.
Lee Hurst Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £12. See Wed 8.
Comedy Club Harbour Arts Centre, 114—1 16 Harbour Street, 01294 274059. 9pm. £5 (£4). A ﬁnalist on the Big Big Talent Show, Raymond Meams tops the bill, with musical comedy from Sandy Nelson plus an appearance from Susanne Fraser.
The Road From Dundee Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £5. God has decided to destroy Dundee as a PR stunt and Ben Darcy and Brandon Reed are the two angels given the arduous task of defending their home town. Courting controversy with the show ’5 content, the brave lads take the show to the city.
SUNDAY 12 Glasgow Supergirly - Naughty But Nice Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfteld Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). See Thu 2. John Hegley Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 8pm. £9.50 (£6.50). The popular poet presents dog drawings, songs, poems and plent of laughs. Oot In G asgow The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5. As usual Craig Hill ensures the camp shenanigans run smoothly, and he is joined by Marianne Pashley and An Audience With Peter. The Vigorous Lime Quiz of Joy Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 338 6511. 8.30pm. Free. See Sun 5. Ross Noble Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £7. Ending a hectic Scottish run and proving that off-the-cuff comedy doesn’t get much better than this, Newcastle’s ﬂuorescent-maned ‘Chickenmaster’ takes his stand-up routine in his stride and invites the audience along for a rollercoaster ride in the intimate Blackfriars basement. Your host for the evening is James Campbell.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 5.
Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). London-based
REVIEW Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, Glasgow, Fri 27 Oct it *‘ki’ Sumptuous decor. table service, a legion of ladies toilets, comfortable seating and a spacious, airy atmosphere. Surely this cannot be a venue for stand-up comedy? Aren't there rules against this sort of thing? The organisers of Canvas have added a touch of class to comedy. but the question is, does it work? Are class and comedy happy bedfellows?
The opening night of Glasgow's latest comedy club proved that the two
Janey Godley outstrips unruly hecklers
can coexist. Compare Janey Godley was acutely aware of the locale transformation from former club lester's. and hailing from Easterhouse, got the evening underway by comparing the East and West End of Glasgow, to hilarious effect. Her shrill voice demanded the attention of the audience and woe betide anyone who faltered in their heed. With an accomplished line in put-downs. she quickly silenced and consistently outstripped unruly hecklers. Roland Gent was the first act to christen the Canvas stage and his irony- infused set found favour with the crowd. even if it was difficult to relate to some of his material. Second act Colin Ramone was a real diamond in the rough, targeting Scottish culture with his likeable banter and tailoring his routine to
the young audience.
Not everything was a success. as headliner Danny Bhoy discovered. His set began well in an amiable parley with the crowd. demonstrating his natural wit by discussing everything from Posh Spice to the Old Firm. but became shambolic as he failed to control jibes from a drunk minority. Why some punters think they deserve a shot of the microphone after three hours of drinking is a mystery. and the bar staff should reserve superglue mixers for this attention-seeking few.
Acts to grace the stage in the coming weeks include Ross Noble, Noel Fielding and Lynn Ferguson. so if laughs-a-plenty. hassle-free drinking and sublime surroundings appeal to you. then Canvas is worth a visit. If not, we suggest you
check your pulse. (Maureen Ellis)
Scot Dougie Dunlop is joined by Nick Findlay, Euan Mushet and compete Graeme Thomas.
Lee Hurst MacRobert, University of Stirling, 01786 461081. 8pm.£12(£10). See Wed 8.
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Fife regulars Joon Broon and John Sinclair are joined by Mick Ferry, David Kay and Shug Gray.
The Crazy Ape Comedy Club Bar Zoo, 80 Dumbarton Road, 334 8012. 8pm. £4 (£3). Charlie Ross is the main patter merchant, with support from comedy duo Paul and Ray, Robert Knox, compere Jamie Robinson plus three open spots.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. The stand-up stars of tomorrow take their ﬁrst tentative steps on the comedy road. Bruce Devlin picks up the pieces from the comedy crash and burns.
Glasgow Fred MacAulay The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5. See Wed
Bulbous Fish Comedy Club Strathclyde University Union, 90 John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £5 (£3). Smith and Wessen return for another night as hosts of the student capers. Dave Williams tops the bill, whilst Dawn Whitwell and Brandon Reed
OOT: Out On Tuesday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). More crazy gay-friendly goings-on served up by camp compere Craig Hill with Marianne Pashley and An Audience With Peter.
WEDNESDAY 15 Glasgow
Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Joe Heenan brightens up the comedy outlook with star backing from James Campbell, Dawn Whitwell, John Dixon in the open spot and guest host for the evening, Neil McFarlane.
Wise Guise The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Monthly character- based comedy from the usual Wise Guise gang including Reg Anderson and Bene Linchesticov.
Carlsberg Ice Comedy Network University Of Paisley, Craigie Campus, Beech Grove, 01292 886362. 8.30pm. £2.50. Deadpan delivery from Andy Zaltzman, who is supported by John Oliver plus some laid back humour from lrishman Johnny Candon. Students and guests only.
THURSDAY 16 Glasgow
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). The aptly named Jack Russell goes straight for the funny bones, Motherwell’s Mark Bratchpiece and Nick Findlay provide the comedy backing, whilst Frankie Boyle comperes.
Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13-16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Young lrish comedian Andrew Maxwell takes the top slot with support from comic duo Paul and Ray, plus Des Clarke and
com re Craig Crookston.
Ma cap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Closed due to private function.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Boisterous banter from Craig Campbell with support from Susan Murray, Miles Jupp and host Joon Broon.
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