COMEDY LISTINGS continued
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern. Mid Street. 01592 263671. 9pm. £4 (£3). Joon Broon and John Sinclair are joined in much laughter and tnerriment by Sandy Nelson. l.i/ Sneddon and Nick Findlay.
Crazy Ape Comedy Club Bar Zoo. 80 l)umbarton Road. 334 8012. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Resident host Jamie Robinson paves the way for some boisterotts banter from (‘harlie Ross and (‘hris Brooml'ield. plus three open spots.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Host Miles Jttpp shepherds around eight comedy newcomers throtigh their routines. Brandon Reed is the evening’s consummate professional.
Live . . . 8: Outrageous! An Evening With Jim Davidson Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renl'ield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £15. The veteran variety entertainer turns the air a distinct shade of blue with his trademark smut and innuendo-packed adults only stand-up show.
Carlsberg lce Comedy Network The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £3.50. (‘lowning around and much hyperactive hilarity from a master of physical comedy and cringe-worthy puns. Steve Best. Joe lleenan provides the sti )port.
Benefit For Befrienders The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). (‘hai'ity evening to raise money for Edinburgh Youngsters.
Hairy Watt Comedy Club lleriot-Watt L'niversity L'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. £3. A real mixed bag of stand-up talent including BBC New (‘omedy Award winner Jason Whitehead. the multi-talented Susanne Fraser and some crazed ranting from Allan Miller. Students and guests only.
The Tennent's Football Roadshow L'niversity of Dundee Student Association. Airlie Place. 01382 221841. 8pm. Free. You've heard him on BBC‘s ()1)"l'/ii' Bull. ranted at his column in the Daily Rt't'UNI. and now‘s your chance to have your say as Tam (‘owan goes on the road with side-kick Stuart Cosgrove. no doubt stopping off at a few restaurants along the way. Students and guests only. See preview.
Crazy Cabaret The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). A pick ‘n' mix of comedy and magic complete with unusual characters and an assortment of Iany 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 and pt‘i/es.
Carlsberg Ice Comedy Network L'niversity ()f Paisley. Craigie Campus. Beech Grove. 01292 886330. 8pm. £3. See Tue 20. but for students and guests only.
Dundee Comedy Cafe West Port Bar. West Port. 01382 200993. 8.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Mike Milligan is the evening's main attraction.
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Bernard Manning Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renf'ield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £10. Voted this year‘s ‘Worst Comedian' by readers of The List. but hey. who are we to pass judgement'.’ So if bigotry and sexism are your bag. then witness Manning as he redeﬁnes the word ‘humour'.
The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). Quick wit and comic quips from Ireland’s Eddie Bannon who takes the top slot in Fred MacAulay's tnonthly show. (‘olin Ramone and three Velvet Virgins provide the sup mm.
The Hairy Haggis Comedy C ub llielanman‘s Bar. 224 Argyle Street. 248 5685. 9pm. £4 (£3). Allan Miller. Des McLean and Graham Phillips take full responsibility for the evening‘s laughter quotient. and compere Billy Bonkers smooths over the comedy cracks.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar Fin MacCools. 161 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. Free. John Littlejohn leads out the line-up with backing from Miles Jupp. Teddy and host Reg Anderson.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Guaranteed guffaws courtesy of Mike Milligan. John
McBride. James Ferguson. Shug Gray.
Colin Simpson and compere Joon Broon
complete the line-up.
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The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Laddish Mancunian httmour from a comedian known for his questionable personal hygiene. Tony Burgess. Backing comes from Mike Milligan. Shug Gray and John McBride. Jane Mackay cracks the whip in her compering role.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Amiable improvised musings from Irish lad Eddie Bannon. Support comes from John Gillick. Brandon Reed and compere Susan Morrison.
The Bedlam Improverts Bedlam
Theatre. 1 lb Bristo Place. 225 9893.
10pm. £3 (£2.50). See Fri 16.
The Dundee Comedy Club The Doghouse. 13 Brown Street. ()1382 227080. 9pm. £5 (£4). This weeks guests
in Joon Broon's comedy club are Jimmy
Mooney. Miles Jupp. George Nisbet plus one open spot.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands
Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 23. only Susan Morrison comperes. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Line-up still to be confirmed.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). Same as Fri 23. only Jane Mackay comperes.
Skitters The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). A frenetic mix of characters. costume
changes. and not forgetting a generous
helping of gags. just about sums up The Stand's showcase sketch show. Blackfriars Comedy Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 07075 123459. 9pm. £5 (£4). The usual suspects lining up in the Blackfriars basement include Joe Heenan. Des McLean and Ed Hammill. James Campbell takes charge of the proceedings and there's an open spot from Marjorie.
FOOTBALL COMEDY Tennent's Football Roadshow
Touring, check listings
From the unlikeliest of tOpics comes a comedy force to be reckoned Wlth' the so-called beautiful game. BBC Scotland’s odd couple Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove have digged, slagged and cajoled their way into the heart of a football-obsessed nation With their irreverent look at the sport.
Since its inception in 1995, On The Bal/ has reddened many a managerial face, taken an out of inflated, over- priced prima donnas and given listeners a right old chortle into the bargain. Their efforts were
Stuart and Tam are game for a laugh
acknowledged in 1999 when the show was bestowed With a prestigious Sony Award for the Scotland v England speCial where expatriate Scots from across the globe were inVited to write in With jibes about the Auld Enemy
But they reserve the most cutting of remarks for an institution revered by many and loathed by more: the Old Firm. Unstinting in their disdain, the pair take unashamed potshots at Glasgow’s football giants, perpetuating the media hype
they apparently vehemently detest.
Such has been the popularity of the pundit duo, they are taking the show on the road in a tour of Student Unions across the country Why it should be students and their guests who are treated to the comedic football fest is a moot point, nevertheless, the live show should have the same ourck Wit and fast pace,
but is dangerously censorship-free.
As the radio show prowdes 30 minutes of comic relief on either side of football’s serious business, the live show Will also be a game of two halves. The first half will feature sketches, irrational prejudices and blatant mickey-taking, and after the interval, in the same way as Off The Ball, brave members of the audience can pose questions to Cowan and Cosgrove, and prepare to incur their wrath on unfavourable mentions of their beloved Motherwell and St Johnstone.
Kicking off in Dundee before playing five dates in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the show promises to be the highlight of a day-long festival of football, performing to a several hundred-strong audience each night.
So if academic life isn’t an option, we can only suggest latching onto a soitably matric-endowed Sibling/cousin/nephew/stranger, or if all else fails, enrol for a night class in order to witness an evening which warrants the title of unmissable.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand.
5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free with
drinks or a meal. See Sun 18. Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. . 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). In a line-up resembling a lads night out. Tony Burgess headlines and indulges in some . debauched observations. Support comes
from Nick Findlay. Colin Simpson and compere Graeme Thomas.
Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern. Mid Street. ()1592 263671. 9pm. £4 (£3). Tonight's stand-up line-up includes compere Joon Broon. Mike Milligan. James Ferguson and Colin Elves.
Crazy Ape Comedy Club Bar Zoo. 80 Dumbarton Road. 334 8012. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Des McLean. Ed Hammill and
Burning Orphanage are the evening's purveyors of patter joining host Jamie Robinson. Three stand-up try-outs also
take to the stage in the ongoing open mic competition.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Eight newcomers take
their ﬁrst tentative steps on the comedy road under the watchful eye of host ' Martin Furby and headliner John Flint.
The Tennent's Football Roadshow Teviot Row Union. Bristo Square. 650 4673. 8pm. Free. See Tue 20. Skitters The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). See Sun 25.
Ross Noble King Tut‘s Wah Wah lltit. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. From the dreadful to the sublime in the space of a week. The Li'sr‘s ‘Best Comedian‘ of last year challenges the boundaries of improv.
spontaneity and unpredictability.
keeping us guessing on his material. not to mention his hair colour.
Crazy Cabaret The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £4 (£3). See Wed 21 .
Reg Anderson's Fun Quiz Night The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9.30pm.
£1 to play. See Wed 21.
The Hairy Haggis Comedy Club Hielanman‘s Bar. 224 Argyle Street. 248 5685. 9pm. £4 (£3). The Rev ()bediah Steppenwolfe takes the top slot with star backing from Richard Allen. James Campbell and resident MC Billy Bonkers.
Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar Fin MacCools. 161 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. Free. Musical comedian
Sandy Nelson is the evening‘s leading
light and support comes courtesy of Ricky Callan. Bill Turner. and as usual. Reg Anderson takes control of the mic.
Ross Noble East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. ()1355 261000. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Tue 27.