The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Narrowly missing ottt on this year's Perrier. gentle Attssie giant Adam 1lills returns to the scene of the crime for two nights only. Star backing comes from little cracker Natalie Haynes. Leith lad Paul McNeill and compere Susan Morrison.


Bill Bailey Whitehall Theatre. Belllield Street. ()1382 434940. 7.30pm. £12.50. Bill Bailey surrounds himself with an extraordinary array of instruments and peddles a bizarre blend of silliness and musical tnessing. See preview. Dundee Comedy Club The Doghouse. 13 Brown Street. ()1382 227080. 9pm. £5 (£4). Joon Broon adds Scottish stand-up stalwart Bruce Morton. John Littlejohn and John McBride to her ever-expanding gttest list.


Bill Bailey Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renlield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £12.50. See preview.

Say Nothing Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £10 (£5.50). See [in 12.

The Stand The Stand. 333 \Voodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 12. only with Susan Morrison as compet'e.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 llolland Street. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). See Sat 6.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 12. only with Jane Mackay as compere.


PIayUK Comedy Tour Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. Heavyweight comedy bill featuring Jel'l' Green. Phil Kay. Ross Noble and Adam Bloom. See preview.

Six On Sunday The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Raving loony Allan Miller gets in a practice session for his record-breaking attempt. and introduces Natalie Haynes. Liz. Sneddon and three guests.

Canvas Comedy Club (‘anv-as. 13—16 Walls Street. 552 2101. 9pm. £5. See Sun 7.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Free with drinks or a meal. See Sun 7. Arnold Brown The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Known in the business as the ‘comedian's comedian' and the grandmaster of Scottish comedy. Perrier winner Arnold Brown plays an extended set. Support comes from Mark Bratchpiece.


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Around eight comedy crash test dummies test drive their material. with guidance from compere Bruce l)evlin and headliner John Littlejohn.


Bill Bailey (iaiety Theatre. (‘arrick Street. ()1292 61 1222. 8pm. £12.50. See preview.

Tuesday 1 6


Karl Theobold 8. Rob Deering The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 650 9195. 8pm. £6 (£4). Two of the ('ummlv thc's survivors return to their Festival residence to kick start lidinburgh uni’s comedy season once again. Theobold is a hypnotically surreal master o1~ the absurd. and BBC New (‘omedy linalist l)eering has a nice line in cheeky musical comedy. Allan Miller’s Record Breakers The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Scottish comedians descend en tnasse on The Stand as Allan Miller

Scottish grandmaster Arnold Brown plays the Stand, Edinburgh, Sun 14

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Perrier contender Adam Hills plays the Stand, Edinburgh, Fri 12 8: Sat 13

attempts to break his own unofficial world record of having the most stand-up comedians in one show. See preview. Hairy Watt Comedy Club lleriot- Watt l'niversity L'nion. Riccanon. 451 5333. 9pm. £3. (‘omedy's singing sensation and diva wannabe (‘raig llill comperes and introduces posh patter merchant. and this year's So You Think You're Funny winner Miles Jttpp. plus support from Donna Krachan. Students and guests only.

Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble‘s Bar. 44a (‘onstitution Street. l.eith. 554 2024. 9.30pm. £1 to play. See Tue 9.


Bill Bailey Carnegie Hall. liast Port. 01383 314000. 8pm. £12.50(£10- £11). See preview.

Wednesday 1 7


The Comic Club Blackl'riars. 36 Bell Street. ()7979 550602. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Musical comedian Sandy Nelson. (‘hris Broomlield and compere James (‘ampbell set the Blackl'riars basement alive with laughter.


Crazy Cabaret The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). A pic ‘n' mix of comedy and magic complete with unusual characters and an assortment of zany nonsense.

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Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night (‘al‘e Royal Bistro Bar. 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. 9pm. £1 to play. See Tue 9.

Departure Lounge @ PopRokit PopRokit. 2 Picardy Place. 556 4272. 9.30pm. Free. See Wed 10.

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The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3 ). Resident host lirankie Boyle takes charge of the proceedings. introducing Motherwell lad Mark Bratchpiecc. magic Steven Dick and three Velvet Virgins.

Edinburgh Noble Comedy Noble's Bar. 44a (‘onstitution Street. l.eith. 554 2024. 9pm. Free. No holds barred ranting l'rom Raymond Mearns. ahly supported by Viv (ice and compere (‘harlie Ross.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Irish tnirth merchant Paddy Courtney. l)cs McLean. John Ross and Kirsty Moss join compcrc Joon Broon.

Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fin Mac('ools. 161 l.othian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. Free. l.ocal lad (ieorgc Neshit headlines. with support tron) (‘hris Broomlield and tough—talking Raymond Mearns.

Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 4.

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