Jongleurs Comedy Club .longleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Rent't'ew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £8. The incixiyely \ltitt‘p Jet-I~ lnnocent is a maxter ot' one-liners. Joining him this eyening is the almighty Reyercnd ()badiah Steppenwolle lll. (‘anada‘x (‘raig ('antpbell and The Stun/(iv Slum- \tar and original ladettc Donna McPhail.
The Stand The Stand. 333 \Yt)t)tllitlltl\ Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3 ). laid back Irishman Johnny ('andon weayex hix surreal stories. alongside lunatic japexter Allan Miller. 'l'cddy and compere l‘rankie Boy le.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l’in Mac(‘ool's. l6l l.othiatt Road. 622 7|0‘). 0pm. £2. laconic l)a\ id Kay takes the top \lot in a bill which includes the l'krainc'x Bene l.inche\tico\ and ('hrix Broomticld.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). li'iItecn year yeteran ol the circuit Rory .Motion demonstrates his Versatility. Backing cotttex from John (iordon. inimitable \toryteiler James liet'guxon and compere .Stlxitlt \lttt‘l'lxttlt. Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pnr3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident compct'c and DJ llarry Ainxworth (aka Perrier New comer winner (iarth ('ruikxhank) lt()\t\ llllx \ycekly carry -on meets lli-l)e-lli debauched cabaret. liach week there will he a \election of guextx. and competition host l)a\'c Strong conducts the participatory lltlt and game\.
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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jottgleltt'x. t'(i(‘ Building. chlrcw Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. See 'l'hu 17.
The Stand The Stand. 333 \thllamk Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 I £5 I.
ny chotic yet strangely enigmatic l)a\ id lladingham headlines. with Rory Motion. John (iordon attd compcrc Jane Mackay.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Irishman Johnny (‘andon indulge\ in \tHIlL‘ gentle rambling. Support come\ from the highly energetic .Allatt Miller and young 'l'eddy. Suxan Morrison takes the compering honourx.
Dundee Comedy Club The Doghouse. l3 Brown Street. (H.382 227080. 9pm. £5 (£4). Resident compere Joon Broon introduces the acts from the comedy circuit.
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Jongleurs Comedy Club Juttglellt's. t'(i(‘ Building. Renlrew Street, 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £I2. See Thu 17.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See l’ri l8 only with compere Susan Morrison.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 883 2334. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). l-‘ormer tnetnber of The I-"unny l-kirm team Stu Who? headlines. with John l.ittle_john and compere Billy Bonkerx.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £7 (£4). See l‘ri l8 only with compere Jane Mackay.
Bruce Morton and Miles Jupp liast Kilbride Arts ('entre. ()ld (‘oach Road. 0l355 261000. 8pm. £7 (£5). .A double bill of comedy with the inimitable Bruce Morton and last year'.\ So You Think You're l’unny winner Miles Jtipp.
Craic @ The Sac (‘uI dc Sac Sotlllthide/x‘xttie. l l7‘) l’olloksltzm'x Road. 64‘) l8l‘)/64‘) 47l7. 8pm. £4. Musical comedian Sandy Nelson. Mark Robb and Alan Anderson are this eyening'x patter merchants.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 \y‘oodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2 ). Adopted Irishman Michael Redmond introducex more ot‘lbeat lllttxlltgs I'rom Allan Miller. plus Saj and three \'el\'et Virgins.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. l-‘rcc. l-‘reestylc I'unninexx and ltattgo\'et'- batiixhitig antics I‘rom resident duo Paul (iraham and Stuart Murphy.
The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Jan; King Tut’s, Glasgow, Fri 1 Feb.
It‘s hard to believe but Ross Noble was recently lost for words. During his Hogmanay show in Nottingham. a shouty drunken woman so incensed one member of the audience that he shouted ‘tits out or get out‘. To the Cramlington comic's surprise. she opted for the former. On his stage. ‘I don’t live in a PC bubble or anything but you're just not expecting that. are you?‘ he confesses. 'And then I realised that it was the promoter who had shouted it out. So. the audience was just looking at me as if to say: "You don't have to speak. let's just enjoy the silence."'
Of c0urse. silence at a Ross Noble is gig is as rare a commodity as sobriety on
Comedy’s Ethel Merman
Johnny Vegas' stage. with absolutely anything liable to spark off a stream of comedy conscioosness which leaves you either totally bewildered or beside yourself with admiration for his freewheeling. jazz improv stage manner. Indeed. it's led one commentator to describe him as the ‘Cleo Laine of comedy‘. though if he had to choose one singer he'd prefer to be compared with. it woold be Broadway legend Ethel Merman. 'l'm not Sure if you'd call her a diva but Out of all the independent solo female performing artists. she‘s
definitely get the funniest name.‘
For those who like or dislike Ross Noble's rambling stage act. his ever- changing follicle image is a constant scurce of amusement and intrigue. However. this year he may ditch his annual transformation (previous looks have led to accusations of him being a Michael Bolton lookalike and a Fraggle). but he's sticking with the dark look he launched in 2001.
‘At the moment I‘m going for a sort of Oscar Wilde thing. though I did receive a lot of stick recently for looking a bit Chinese.‘ he recalls. ‘I'm told that my dyed jet black hair looks fine when it's just been cut but also that it looks like I‘m wearing one of Cher's old wigs.‘ Nice one. sonny.
Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Brendan Moohan takes control of the mic to introduce John Gordon and guests. Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night The Waterline. l0 Burgess Street. l.eith. 554 2425. 9pm. l-‘ree. An ollbeat comedy quiz with karaoke. interactive audience games and a spot of stand-up from the man himself.
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