The Comedy Jam Queen Margaret Union. 22 University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £3 (£2). Maniacal mirth from Allan Miller plus support from Rev Obediah Steppenwolfe Ill and Charlie Ross.

St Andrew's Night Best Of The West Special The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5. An evening of true Scottish comedy with compere Frankie Boyle. who welcomes to the stage Sandy Nelson, Susan Morrison and John Gillick.

Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Mental musings from Newcastle‘s Gavin Webster, Raymond Mearns and Liz Webb support, while Janey Godley takes control of the mic.


St Andrew's Night Special The Stand. 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £10 including supper. The old Scots tongue and some more recent Scottish colloquialisms are used by host Donna Krachan in welcoming guests to the stage for this Scottish stand-up spectacular. World Of Comedy Quizshow Gilded Saloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 2151. 9pm. £1 to play. Bill Dewar initiates you into the strange world of comedy trivia.


Harry Hill Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £16.50. The former doctor returns to the live circuit with his surreal brand of comedy, not forgetting the badgers. See feature page 20.

The Comedyshop@0ffshore Offshore, 3—5 Gibson Street, 07714 900720. 8pm. £5 (£4). An evening of pleasant joviality and merriment in the company of Viv Gee, Keara Murphy and Des McLean. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Amiable anecdotes and improvisation from Ireland‘s Eddie Bannon who is joined on stage by Colin Ramone, Sheridan Strawberry and Bene Linchesticov. Jane Mackay comperes. Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. Chirpy humour from Parrot, effervescent anecdotes from Liz Webb, plus support from Prestwick lad David Kay and compere Craig Crookston.


Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Resident host Reg Anderson welcomes two regulars from the local stand-up circuit. The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Fast and furious gags from gadget master Steve Best. Frankie Boyle and Brendan Moohan provide the comedy backing, with just a little help from compere Susan Morrison.


Madcap Comedy Club At Cumbernauld Theatre Cumbernauld Theatre, Kildrum, 01236 732887. 8pm. £3.50. Ireland’s Michael Redmond takes the top slot with Richard Smith and comp Billy Bonkers.



Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 333 1418. 9pm. £5. The usual suspects in this evening's stand- up parade are Gerry Grant, Frank Quinn, Viv Gee and resident host Janey Godley.

The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4).

Same line-up as Fri 1, only Susan Morrison comperes.

Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar. 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Brendan Riley and Dave Williams take full responsibility for the

laughter quota with just a little help

from resident host Billy Bonkers.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 1, only with MC Jane Mackay.


Six On Sunday The Stand. 333

Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055.

8.30pm. £3 (£2). A mix of poetry and

stand-up from Brendan Moohan. and helping lay on the laughter are John Sinclair and Shug Gray. John Gordon takes the compering honours.

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 with a crate of beer as first prize you can’t lose.

Blackfriars Comedy Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). From the ashes of The Comic Club rises the new, no-nonsense Blackfriars Comedy Club. Liverpudlian scallywag Brendan Riley indulges in some unpredictable antics in the headline spot, and isjoined on stage by Viv Gee, Charlie Ross and compere James Campbell.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1pm. Free with drinks or a meal. Freestyle funniness from resident duo Paul and Stuart.

Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). A sextuplet of comedy stars including host Graeme Thomas and patter merchants David Kay and Stuart Smith.


Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Amiable anecdotes from Ireland‘s Eddie Bannon, plus support from comedy couple Paul and Ray, Jon Dixon and regulars Joon Broon and John Sinclair.


The Comedian's Tattoo Dreadnought Hotel, 17/19 Whitburn Road, 01506 630791. 8.30pm. £5. Stu Who is the main purveyor of patter with support acts still to be confirmed. Raymond Mearns comperes.



The Crazy Ape Comedy Club Bar Zoo, 80 Dumbarton Road, 334 8012. 8pm. £4 (£3). Des Clarke is the main man with the comedy plan and support comes from Lee Ness and Neil McFarlane.


Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Host Bruce Devlin cracks the whip, introducing the next generation of stand-up comedy. Fin McArthur rounds off the evening.


Roy Chubby Brown Caird Hall, City Square, 01382 434940. 7.30pm. The outrageous British comic takes his offensive and controversial humour on the road.

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