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The Live Floor Show Workshops The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. Free. Resident comedians from BBC Scotland‘s flagship comedy show workshop ideas for the series. See (‘raig Hill. Frankie Boyle. the Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe 111. Miles Jupp and Bob Doolally do their thing. and best of all. it's completely free.
The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Fred .‘Vlacx‘xulay and his guests prove that there is fun to be had on a school night with two hours of cheeky antics.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble‘s Bar. 44a Constitution Street. 1.cith. 554 2024. 9.30pm. £1 to play. An offbeat comedy quiz with karaoke. interactive audience games and a spot of stand—up from the man himself.
The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). See Tue 1‘). The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). Stu Who'.’ lets rip with his almighty comedy wrath. with support from Neil .\1cl"arlane and compere Jamie McKenzie.
Gala Benefit Night For VSO The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£4). The Stand rolls out the red carpet and its incumbent laughter guarantors for VS().
Live Floor Show BBC. ()ld Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 6.30pm. Free. See Thu 14. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l.'(i(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. ()870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £6. Silly meanderings from Manchester‘s Smtig Roberts. laid-back topical rhetoric from Andrew Pipe. plus circuit regular Roger I) and self-styled music guru Rick Right.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Personality mix ahoyl linigmatic storyteller Simon Bligh takes top billing in a line-up which includes vicious camp artist Bruce Devlin and laconic compere David Kay.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar 15in Mac(‘ool’s. I61 I.othian Road. 622 710‘). 9pm. £5 (£4). Scottish comedy maestro Bruce Morton with an extended set. ably supported by John Littlejohn and Russell (ilen.
Big Word Performance Poetry (iilded Saloon. 233 ('owgate. 226 6550. 9pm. £4 (£3). Upbeat comic poet Richard Allen rattles out more ramblings alongside the introspective lrfan Merchant and young (‘hris llicks. Anita (iovan and Jem Rolls compei'e. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Blistering powerhouse Raymond Mearns is let loose on stage alongside John Littlejohn. (irant ()‘Rourke and compere Donna Krachan.
Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pmw3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident compere and DJ Harry Ainsworth hosts this weekly ('(ll'l'l' ()ii-ineets-Ili [)1' Hi debauched cabaret.
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Compere Jane Mackay deserves ten gold stars and a lifetime supply of 80/- for her latest performance at the Stand. Not only did she confirm her status as an acid-tongued. fang-toothed comedy goddess. she also managed to dispel the palpable tension in the room when a woman suffered an epileptic seizure. With the incident dealt with swiftly and sensitively by staff and audience members. Mackay returned to what she does best: hurling deadpan abuse at the paying public with increasing venom as those velvety pints flowed.
As ever. the line-up was mighty diverse. Rotund ba‘heid with the voice of an angel. Ricky Callan invited us on a scatological romp. that included a wee- inducing musical odyssey through the shite factory. Mark Felgate. the bastard son of Su Pollard and Doc Cox. had us nibbling hungrin from his paws with a routine packed with uncanny v0ice effects and self-effacing pathos. ln contrast. Colin McGill eased into a gentle meditation on the fate of the neds (consign to a
burning pyre his philanthropic conclusion).
Headliner Glen Wool filled the comedy cavern with his laid-back presence. Having mugged and drawled through a little bit of politics, brilliantly deriding the war on terror, Wool went on to treat us to a fifteen minute anecdote about finding a spot on his cock. Even the women in the audience c0uld be seen crossing their legs and wiping their eyes when Wool described how the doctor inserted a long. thin instrument into his iap's-eye. Clearly. it is easier for a camel to pass through
the eye of a needle . . .
Watson’s Wind Up (iilinoreliillﬁll. 9 L'niversity Avenue. 330 5522.
1.05 1.45pm. Free. See Fri 15. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. t7(}(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 21.
The Comedy Club @ The Duke The Duke. 631 Duke Street. Dennistotin. 556 5626. 9pm. Free. More hilarious goings on courtesy of Des McLean and lidd llammill.
The Stand The Stand. 33.3 \Voodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5 ). Amiable lrish mirth maestro (‘olin Murphy is any supported by last year's So You Think You're Funny winner .‘vliles Jupp and Neil Shackleton. Jane Mackay takes control of the mic.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Fringe regular Simon Bligh storms back into lidinburgh with his outlandish observations. Support comes from the always affable Joe lleenan. l.i/. Sneddon and compere Stisan Morrison.
Glasgow Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renfi'ew
Street. ()870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 2|.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 08706006055. 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). Put-down specialist (iordon Brunton headlines. aided and abetted by Mark Bratchpiece and Alan Anderson.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 22. but Jane Mackay comperes.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). The one-time Fur/m- 727/ star introduces crowd-pleaser Joe lleenan. (irant ()‘Rourke and three Velvet Virgins. The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £3. The guest headliner is shrouded in mystery. btit expect lashings of hyperactive ltilarity courtesy of host James (’ampbell. Edinburgh
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. liree. See Sun 17.
Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). This evening‘s six pack of stand-up talent includes posh bloke Miles Jupp and patter merchant Jamie McKenzie.
Tam Cowan’s Offside BBC. Main Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 7.30pm. Free. but ticketed. See Mon 18. The Comedy Module Solid Rock (‘afe West. Dumbarton Road. 556 5626. 9pm. £3. The Trinity of Mirth take compering honours and introduce main man James ('ainpbell.
Velvet Virgins Showcase The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £2. (iraduate's of The Stand's latest stand-up course show the fruits of their labour. l-‘ormer pupil turned proper TV star Miles Jupp introduces the newcomers and Patil McNeil] provides the consummate comic relief.
Hang The V.J. The Three Sisters. 13‘) (‘owgate. 622 6800. 9pm-~lam. Free. See Mon 18.
The Live Floor Show Workshops The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. 8.30pm. Free. See Tue 1‘).
Rhymes And Misdemeanours The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). (’omedy with a poetic twist front Brendan Moohan. plus special guest appearances and the odd surprise or two.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble's Bar. 44a ('onstitution Street. l.eith. 554 2024. 9.30pm. £1 to play. Sec Tue 1‘).
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Velvet Virgins Showcase The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). See Mon 25. The Comic Club Blackfi'iars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). Prolific and versatile stand-up Silky. with support from youngster .\'ick (iray and compere James Campbell.
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 Skillets team.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. 1'(i(' Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. ll‘isli TV star lid Byrne gets back on the live circuit. ably supported by Man with the Beard. Kevin Hayes and John l’otliergill. See preview for lid Byrnc.
The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Lire l-‘lrmr Show trooper Frankie Boyle returns triumphant to his Thursday night faithful to introduce Micky Flanagan. John McBride and Saj.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l’in Mac(‘ool‘s. l6] l.othian Road. 622 710‘). 9pm. £2. Raymond Mcarns and guests join compere Reg Anderson. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). London—based Scot Dougie Dtinlop heads north with support from Brendan Moohan and compere Bruce Devlin.
Snatch Club The Liquid Room. Uc Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 21.