Live Floor Show BBC. ()ld Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 6.30pm. Free. See Thu 14.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. ()870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £6. Newcastle entertainment machine Dave Johns takes top billing in a night which includes Glasgow's Des McLean. Aussie Steve Hughes and Belfast charmer Michael Smiley.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Likeable Manc slob Tony Burgess headlines. with support from Sandra Johnston. Colin McGill and David Kay.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). 2001 BBC New Comedy Award finalist Marcus Birdman. plus Teddy. Ricky Callan and compere Jill Peacock.
Big Word Performance Poetry Gilded Saloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 9pm. £4 (£3). Leicester‘s verbal dynamo Rob Gee. seasoned storyteller Sandie Craigie. Rodney Relax and Fife wordsmith John Sinclair star at this hyperactive performance poetry evening. Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fin MacCool's. 161 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. £2. Comic virtuoso Allan Miller takes compering honours to introduce giggle guarantors Colin Ramone and Reg ‘voodoo‘ Anderson. Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pin—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 14.
“Rev And Simon Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. ()1592 6| 1 101. 8pm. £12 (£9—£10). See Wed 20.
Watson’s Wind Up Gilmorehi11G12. 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. 1.05—1.45pm. Free. See Fri 15. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 21.
The Comedy Club 0 The Duke The Duke. 631 Duke Street. ()7979 550602. 9pm. Free. Straight-talking Janey Godley stands up alongside (ilasgow‘s Charlie Ross and compere James Campbell.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. 9pm. £6 (£5 ). The big—voiced American Reginald D Hunter indulges in some unlikely tales. with backing from Marcus Birdman. Teddy and compere Jane Mackay.
'l'i'ev And Simon Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2(119. 8pm. £12 (£8). See Wed 20.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Cheeky Northern scamp Tony Burgess indulges in some likeable observations. John Gillick and Frank Quinn build up to the main event.
Susan Morrison takes compering honours. '
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 21.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 22 only with compere Susan Morrison.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 883 2334. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Music man Sandy Nelson takes top billing. ably supported by Jamie McKenzie and open spotters Matt McCoy and James Byrnc.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 22 only with compere Jane Mackay.
Gilded Balloon Comedy Night Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. 01592
61 1 101. 8pm. £5 (£4). London—based Scot and 1999 Daily Telegraph ()pen Mic Award winner Danny Bhoy is joined by rising star Des Clarke.
Trev And Simon Town Hall. Camelon Road. 01324 506850. 8pm. £8 (£7). See Wed 20.
Craic o The Sac Cul de Sac Southside/Attic. l 179 Pollokshaws Road. 649 1819/649 4717. 8pm. £4. BBC New Comedy Award winner Alan Carr (better known as the man who dunted Des Clarke into second place) headlines. with support from Linda Forrest and compere Alan Anderson. The Arches have a vested interest in this evening. with two of their staff members stepping up for open spots. Craic ’n’ Comedy Moloco. 2 Station Road. Bearsden. 942 6752. 8pm. £4. Glasgow tough nut Raymond Mearns joins compere Alan Anderson and a host of local comedy stars.
Rev And Simon Queen Margaret Union. 22 University Gardens. 339 8383. 8pm. £12 (£10). See Wed 20.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). Joining the one-time Father Ted star this evening are slow burner David Kay. celebrity mimic Keara Murphy and three Velvet Virgins.
The Carlsberg Scottish Comedy Competition Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 07979 550602. 9.30pm. £3. Six comedians line-up for the fourth heat of this competition.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Free. See Sun 17.
Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). BBC New Comedy Award finalists Marcus Birdman and Des McLean join compere Bruce Devlin.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night The Waterline. 10 Burgess Street. Leith. 554 2425. 9pm. Free. See Stiii 17.
Tam Cowan’s Offside BBC. Main Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. but ticketed. See Mon 18.
The Comedy Module Solid Rock Cafe West. Dumbarton Road. ()7979 550602. 8.30pm. £3. Powerful compering force the Trinity ()f Mirth introduce Charlie Ross. with support to be confirmed.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Around eight newcomers join host Bruce Devlin and headliner Chris Cooper.
Jethro’s Beyond The Edge Tour Whitehall Theatre. Bellfield Street. (11382 434940. 7.30pm. £12.50. Touted as ‘the world's funniest‘ Cornishman. foul- mouthcd Jethro takes a break from recording stocking filler videos and appearing on Jim Davidson shows to wax lyrical in his inimitable style.
The Live Floor Show Workshops The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 8.30pm. Free. See Tue 19.
Jethro’s Beyond The Edge Tour Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £12. See Mon 25.
The Comedy Network The Pleasance. 60 The Pleasance. 650 2349. 8pm. £6 (£4). Canadian old school maestro Tony Law indulges in his likeable observational antics.
An Evening With John Hegley The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Luton‘s energetic poetic nieanderer John llegley and alternative comic Simon Munnery take you around the world with their far-flung ditties and eccentric endeavours.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble‘s Bar. 44a Constitution Street. Leith. 554 2024. 9.30pm. £1 to
play. See Sun 17.
An Evening With John Hegley The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 6006055. 9pm. £7 (£6). See Tue 26. The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. ()7979 550602. 9pm. £5 (£4). lrish mirth master Kevin Hayes regales with his introspective musings. with support froin Glasgow lad Des Clarke and Billy Watson. James Campbell comperes.
Skitters The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). A frenetic mix of characters. costume changes. and not forgetting a generous helping of gags from the resident Skillet-s sketch team. Departure Lounge @ PopRokit PopRokit. 2 Picardy Place. 556 4272. l0pm—lam. Free. See Wed 20.
Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Thu 14 Feb; Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, Fri 15 Feb; Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, Sat 16 Feb; Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Sat 23 Feb
With Pop Idol dominating the viewing figures and the tabloid front pages it seems surprising that there isn't already a comedy version on our screens. According to stand-up star Danny Bhoy. there soon will be. ‘Apparently it's being developed at the moment.‘ he says. 'I don‘t know how good it's going to be. because even good jokes don‘t work that well on TV. and bad ones work even worse . . . and there's going to be a lot of bad ones. I don't know who they're going to get as the pundits. because they're going to want a nasty Nigel. and the comedy promoters I know are all like nasty Nigel.‘
Live Floor Show BBC. ()ld Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 6.30pm. Free. See Thu 14.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 (1707. 7.30pm. £6. London-based Scot (ieofl' Boy / (best known for his wicked dc .\'iro gags). plus Atistralia's political sheila Sarah Kendall. comic maestro Pierre llollins and surreal Yank David Crow c. See prev iew for Sarah Kendall.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. (1871) 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3 1. Savvy Californian Jovanka Steel tops a bill which includes John (iordon. John Ross and compere [)21\ id Kay.
The Comedy Club @ The Edge Chambers/The lidge. 57 ('ochraiie Street. (17979 550602. 9pm. £6 (£4 ). likeable lrish rogue Kevin Hayes lays on the laughter. Stuttering nemesis Des Clarke. lunatic \1l'tuoso Allan Miller and coriipere James Citlilpik‘” complete the line-up.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Donna Krachaii takes competing honours to introduce Steve Hughes. Keai'a Murphy. Chris Cooper and Blair.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar 15in.\lac('oo1's. 161 1.othian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. £2. Skirrr'rs crew member John Littlejohii goes it alone. with backing from Lee ‘the gay Bernard Manning' Ness. and patter merchant Jamie McKcn/ie.
Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 14.
Bhoy won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award in 1000 and. while not exactly an automatic ticket to stardom. it gave the Moffat-born comedian a substantial boost. After a successful run at last year's Edinburgh Festival. he rias pee.“ headlining gigs across the COLintry and over the channel lin(:|ii(1iiig one night entertaining Brussels bureaucrats). And his gigs are a constant \.'.'oik ll‘ progress. ‘This tour will be ab0ut half and half, still using the material from the last testinal. but working in new stuff. Plus | always improvrse about a quarter of the set. I tend to get some of my best stuff from a gig that's gone really well where 'l‘r‘. brain‘s been working overtime — or from a gig that's not going great and you get that feeling, "holy fucking shit. peOple are staring at me. I've got to say sorrietiirrig
It has to be said that onstage Bhoy rarely looks particularly panicked. He's got an easy. charismatic manner that makes even the cliches of audience liariter seem entertaining. But unlike many of his colleagues. who seem to \.l(‘.‘.'. starsl up as the first rung on a career in light entertainment. Bhoy seems pretty ltgttit)‘. to stay where he is. ‘It is a contentious issue.‘ he says. "1 he people who look after me are keen to push me in that direction but I'd lar rather be soi'ieoiie l:ke Eddie Izzard or Billy Connolly who works and works and gets 1sllt)‘.'.’l‘. lor :;I.ill<1 up than someone who stands up at a gig and people say: “Oh. it's that gin. from
the National Lottery."' (James Sriiart)
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