COMEDY: SUN 7 JAN continued
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). Six stand-up stars make Sunday nights a giggle-fest and this evening‘s line-up includes John Flint, Frank Quinn, Jupp & George and Colin Simpson.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Bruce Devlin takes control of the next generation of comedy talent introducing over eight stand-up virgins, whilst Teddy is the seasoned professional.
Velvet Cabaret Glasgow l-‘ilm Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. 6pm. Free but ticketed. WANTED: Audience members for BBC2 sketch show. Must have GSOH and enjoy a healthy streak of madness in humour. The BAFTA nominated sketch show has the usual characters including the Celtic Gods, Sir Anthony the psycho- diplomat and Hans and Horst — strongmen in love. Call 0141 338 3141 for tickets.
Hairy Watt Comedy Club Heriot-Watt University Union, Riccarton, 451 5333. 9pm. £3. Boisterous banter from Joe lleenan and Colin Ramone and musical comedy courtesy of Sandy Nelson. Students and guests only.
Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Comedy with a poetic twist from Donna Krachan, Sheridan Strawberry, Eric Davidson and Brendan Moohan.
Velvet Cabaret Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. 6pm. Free but ticketed. See Tue 9.
Crazy Cabaret The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). A pic ‘n’ mix of comedy and magic complete with unusual characters and an assortment of zany nonsense.
Reg Anderson's Fun Quiz Night The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9.30pm. £1 to play. Pit your wits against host Reg Anderson for the chance to win cash arJ prizes.
Dundee Comedy Cafe West Port Bar, West Port, 01382 200993. 8.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Fast and furious gags from Sandy Nelson and Andrew White.
Velvet Cabaret Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. 6pm. Free but ticketed. See Tue 9.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Witty one-liners from headline act Neil Shackleton, support from Teddy and compere Frankie Boyle, plus stand-up try-outs by three Velvet Virgins.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). The stand-up line-up includes Motherwell man Mark Bratchpiece, ably supported by Liz Webb and Ben Darcy.
Glasgow The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5).
64 THE UST Slan—l8 Jan 2001
Simon Munnery invites you into the strange world of the League Against Tedium for a voyage into the surreal. hypnotic and eccentric. The diminutive comic was nominated for a Perrier in ‘99, and won a Sony Award for his Alan Parker Urban Warrior character, so expect an evening of top-notch alternative comedy. Mark Bratchpiece and Liz Webb support and Jane Mackay comperes. Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 552 2101. 9pm. £5. Casting off his Bob Doolally guise, Vladimir McTavish goes back to straight stand-up. Rhodri Crooks and Silky provide the support alongside host Gordon Brunton.
Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George 1V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. See Fri 5. The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). Generous doses of cheeky charm from Roger Monkhouse who indulges in some topical observations. Neil Shackleton and Deirdre O’Kane support with Susan Morrison taking charge of the proceedings.
SATURDAY 13 Glasgow
Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 552 2101. 9pm. £5. This evening’s usual suspects are Gerry Grant, Rhodri Crooks, David Kay and resident host Janey Godley.
The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 12, only Susan Morrison comperes. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Hilarious goings-on from a line-up including Paul B Edwards and Silky. As usual Billy Bonkers comperes.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). Sec Fri 12 with Jane Mackay in the MC role.
Oot In Glasgow The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Monthly gay-friendly night. Camp host Craig Hill welcomes to the stage Ireland’s Deirdre O’Kane and Neil Shackleton. There’s also a meal at Fusion up for grabs for the winners of the gay blind date competition.
Blackfriars Comedy Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Observational antics from David Kay, Keara Murphy, Ed Hammill and resident host James Campbell.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 7.
Simon Munnery The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). A Sunday night special from the man who consistently defies comedy convention. Munnery's geeky onstage character is a mix of razor sharp snipes and audience- baiting technology, and should simultaneously delight and terrify The Stand audience. Support comes from Teddy.
Red Raw The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Stand-up old timers Ben Darcy and David Kay show the comedy new-borns how it’s done.
OOT: Out On Tuesday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Screaming good humour with diminutive diva- wannabe Craig Hill in the competing role, headliner Deirdre O’Kane, support from Neil Shackleton and a brand~spanking new blind date competition.
COMEDY SPECTACULAR Give Us A Laugh
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 22 Dec a a a— a
Ed Byrne, anti-Aussie
Rarely do you see a bill of this strength perform to such conSistent high standards. From the up, first-half compere Lynn Ferguson got the audience movmg, half threatening and half cajoling the punters into laughter with material reflecting upon her early days in comedy. Gordon Brunton continued the mirth, showing a capacity to match his heavyweight companions with a routine on the dubious joys of fatherhood. Craig Hill followed with another piece of dynamic diva impersonations — his victims including Cher, Britney Spears and the inevitable Shirley Bassey — and the first half was rounded off by Phil Kay's utterly surreal comedy from another planet.
By the second half, the audience was rowdier, fuelled, no doubt, by a little electric soup injection, but new compete Ross Noble handled it all with aplomb, creating some tremendous comic moments around such pop cultural icons as Mr Kipling’s cakes and Jon Bon Jovi. The weird, free association humour of Sean Cullen, a surprise guest on the bill, was less well received by an audience no longer geared to subtlety, yet even this act ultimately prevailed against the odds. Ed Byrne rounded off the official bill with some crude but funny stereotyping of Australian culture. With a prize draw and some final trouser-dropping by Kay and Noble, there’s little doubt that this was an audience that left the building considering its money well spent, particularly given that it was donated to a series of children’s charities. A damn good night out. (Steve Cramer)
Crazy Cabaret The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). See Wed 10. Reg Anderson's Fun Quiz Night The Stand, 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9.30pm. £1 to play. See Wed 10.
The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). Fred MacAulay returns with his monthly show at The Stand. Master magician Cary Marx tops the bill, whose impish appearance masks a risque
repertoire of material. Joon Broon and three Velvet Virgins complete the line-up.
The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Headline act Danny Oakes partakes in a little straight-talking stand-up with backing from Miles Jupp, Sandra Johnstone, Burning Orphanage and host Jane Mackay.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar Fin MacCools, 161 Lothian Road, 622 7109. 9pm. Free. The Comedy Cellar relocates to a new venue for a night aimed at students. Richard Allen takes the top slot and backing comes from Steven Dick, James Ferguson and Reg ‘Voodoo’ Anderson competes.