Glasgay Special - Scott Capurro The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). San- Franciscan gay icon Scott Capurro indulges in some shocking antics. whilst Scotland's campest comedian Craig Hill provides the backing.


New Material Comedy Night Gilded Saloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 655(1. 7.30pm. £2. If you like your comedy raw. fresh and cutting edge then look no further. New and established comedians will be trying out new material. so expect the ridiculously insane. It‘s one for the professionals tonight as teacher Charlie Ross and journalist Scott Agnew step up to unleash their comic wits alongside the razor sharp tongue of Jill Peacock. ()h. and the booze is cheap too what more cart you ask for'.’

Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fin MacCools. 161 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. Free. [Eric the Swiss singing chef regales with his musical musings. and his backing band include Arthur Crisps. Bruce Devlin and resident host Reg Anderson.

Noble Comedy Noble's Bar. 44a Constitution Street. Leith. 554 2(124. 9pm. Free. I.addish humour courtesy of Chris Broomfield. I)es McLean and compere Charlie Ross.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Rising star Cole Parker. up-and-coming Teddy. Delia (iallacher and Chris Cooper get the gags

Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident compere and DJ Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier Newcomer winner (Earth Cruikshank) hosts this weekly carry-on meets IIi-De-Hi debauched cabaret. Iiach week there will be a selection of guests. and competition host Dave Strong conducts the participatory fun and games.


The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Irish musical madman Joe Rooney steps tip to fill the laughter gap left by Phil Nichol. plus Cole Parker. Marjorie. Blair Watt and compere Joon Broon stand-up in support.


Arnold Brown Brunton Theatre. Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8). 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.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Stand-up. novelist and sometime actor Scott Capurro returns to Edinburgh following the mixed reaction to his foray into comic theatre. Fucking ()ur Millie/1r. Sandy Nelson. Fin MacArthur and compere Jane Mackay complete the line up.


Dundee Comedy Club The Doghouse. 13 Brown Street. ()1382 227080. 9pm. £5 (£4). Natalie Haynes piles on the attitude. with backing from Pauline Meikleham. Jill Peacock and guest compere Bruce Devlin.


The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6(155. 8.30pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 2.

Ireland’s Joe Rooney livens up The Stand, Glasgow, Fri 2 & Sat 3 Nov

Joke Box Ilamish's I-loose. 42 ()Id Sneddon Street. Paisley. 561 7107. 9.30pm. Free. Divine intervention from the Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe 111. plus the diminutive Craig Crookston and no-holds-barred compere Raymond Mearns.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 Ilolland Street. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Allan Miller and Charlie Ross join eompere Billy Bonkers.

Edinburgh The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 2.


The Amazing Tomasini Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £5 (£3). A high camp mix of comedy and music from Tomasini in this mad operatic extravaganza. Purl ofG/usguy.’ Six On Sunday The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Laid-back mirth merchant Michael Redmond welcomes to the stage the always affable Joe Heenan. plus Sandra Johnston and three guests.

Craic @ The Sac Cul de Sac. l 179 Pollokshaws Road. 69 1819. 8.30pm. £4. Scotland‘s whimsical funnyman Phil Kay flies solo for an evening of off the cuff. innovative meandering. New man about town Alan Anderson comperes.


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

Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £3 (£2). Compere Donna Krachan lays on the attitude alongside leading light Cole Parker. plus Liz Sneddon and three guests.


Jack Dee Royal Concert Ilall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 8pm. £18 £19. The popular comedian takes a break from his successful T\' career and returns to his stand-up roots. See preview.


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Compei'e Brendan Moohan and headliner Chris Cooper show around eight comedy newcomers how it‘s done.

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Mark Thomas: Dambusters - Tales of Dissent 'l‘mii Theatre. 63 'I’rongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£8.50). Stand-up with a heavy political slant. tackling one of his favourite

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Bruce Morton Presents . . . the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 72,72. 9pm. ('6 (£4). The highly acclaimed Scottish comic showcases the future of comedy in Scotland including Frankie Boyle. Sandra Johnston. Martin Iiui'by. Ricky Callan and John Ross.

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The Goon Show Rainshorii Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. 1pm. £3 (£1.50). Fortnightly lunchtime light entertainment with rehearsed readings of Spike .\1i11igan‘s comedy classics. Bring along the chow and let director Michael lluglies supply the laughing matter. Today it‘s the turn of "The Dreaded Piano ('ltibber'. Mark Thomas: Dambusters - Tales of Dissent Tl'tm 'l‘lieaire. ()5 'I‘rongate. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£8.50). See rey iew

Bruce Morton Presents . . . the Stand. 55.3 \Voodlands Road. 0870 (i110 61155.8.3llplt). £6 ( £4 ). See Tue 6.


Bottom 4 Playhouse. 18 22 (ireenside Place, (1870 6065424. 7.30pm.

£17.50 £19.50. Rik .\Iayall and :\drian Iidmondson are back at it again \\1111 their rudely ridiculous liye show See prey ieyy. Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 "2.72. 8.30pm. £4 (£3 1. Comedy w itli a poetic twist from Sheridan Strawberry and Brendan .\Ioohan. plus special guest appearances and the odd surprise or two.


Dunfermline Comedy Club Carnegie Hall. Iiast Port. 01383 31-10011. 10pm. £5. The outrageous Ian (‘ogiiito dcly es into taboo subject areas with his ironic humour. Cheeky Scouse Richard Allen eomperes.

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Bottom 4 Clyde Auditorium. I'llllllc‘slt)”(911:1).(13701140411111).

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93 95 llyndland Street. 552 4267. 7.30pm. £12.501£3.5I11. Sec l'c\ iew The Stand The Stand. .55_5 \thtltiiilllth Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3 i. Ctilt compei‘e Frankie Boyle introduces deadpan Irishman Michael Redmond. Sandra Johnston and three \elyet \‘irgiiis.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3), John (iillick. Ben Darcy and (ircenock double act Paul and Ray join Dundee's hostess \\ itli the litostess .loon Bi‘oon.

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