Bruce Morton Presents The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). See Tue 2. The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). Comedy crusader Bill Dewar. celebrity mimic Keara Murphy and razor sharp Darren Henwood stand-up alongside compere James Campbell.
Walkout Wednesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). The title which was originally vetoed (we think because of its potential to be taken too literally) is reinstated. Result. 01' course lVa/krmt ii/E’dluﬂidll)‘ needs no explanation. but for the uninitiated it‘s the Bushtucker Brothers (aka Allan Miller and Steven Dick) with their monthly exploration of all things offensive. outrageous and downright filthy.
Dunfermline Comedy Club Carnegie Hall. East Port. 01383 314000. 9pm. £5. Compere Richard Allen welcomes Joe Rooney and Charlie Ross into the comedy fold.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglettrs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707870707. 7.30pm. £6. Towering gag maestro Tim Clark introduces lrish mirthster Kevin Hayes. surrealist Matt King and exiled Scot Brian Higgins.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Vicious anecdotes from Liverpool's Anvil Springstein. Leith‘s Pattl McNeill. magic Steven Dick and cult compere Frankie Boyle complete the line-up.
Independent Comedy @ Bourbon Street Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). Deadpan lrishtnan Michael Redmond headlines the opening night of this new weekly comedy gig. Support comes frotn Keara Murphy and compere Des McLean.
Catch The Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. An evening of stand-up comedy and musical tomfoolery. Janey Godley. Nick Gray and Saj Chowdry provide the laughing matter with music from Love Rat.
Big Word Performance Poetry Gilded Saloon. 233 Cowgate. 226 6550. 9pm. £4 (£3). More high energy poetic outpourings courtesy of hyperactive slain champ Annie Wallace. plus Hawaiian Dave. Michael McGill and comic poet Viv Gee.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Andy Zaltzman (of Dog (If/Mum infamy) returns to lidinburgh with his surreal nonsense. Support comes from Ben Darcy. I.ou Chawner and compere Jill Peacock.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fin MacCool's. l6l l.othian Road. 622 7l0‘). 9pm. £2. Stand-up turned Beat 106 presenter l)es Clarke takes top billing. ably supported by James Campbell and guests.
Snatch Club The Liquid Rootn. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 28.
Joe Rooney and Charlie Ross Tolbooth Theatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 274000. 8pm. £6 (£4). Stand-up at Stirling's newest comedy club. with Father 'I'ml's Father Damo. Joe Rooney. and laid—back Scot Charlie Ross.
68 THE LIST 28 Mar—1 1 Apr 2002
The Stand, Edinburgh, Sat 16 Mar .0
There are truly appalling nights of comedy and there are those that simply make you want to top yourself in disgust at what your fellow man finds funny. If you. like most of this audience. find jokes about poor people. the disenfranchised. alcoholism and coming from Leith/Glasgow funny. then perhaps a) yOu should read more and b) you should stop watching so much rugby.
Craig Hill kicks things off with his awkward Scottish Graham Norton routine that simultaneously welcomes you in whilst kicking you with a sharpened gay toe. He is too good to be hosting this particular group of comedians but at this stage you don't realise that.
A truly appalling
Colin Ramone. guest spotter Marjorie and Paul McNeill follow. Some of their material is funny. most of it edgy. some of it dark. none of it hilarious. The audience lap it up despite the over-reliance by two of the artists on using the audience for material. It would have been easy to write this night off as a sad indication of the state of Scottish comedy. but w0rse from England. well Liverpool, is still to come. Squat. dark haired and bespeckled. of Irish catholic descent and softly spoken Brendan Riley has a likeable enough stage presence. it's just a shame his material stinks. He seems caught somewhere between the political comedy of Mark Thomas and Peter (not Phil) Kay's desire to tell a silly story. He finds it difficult to pull off either, floundering over the comedy options he
gives the audience.
Craig Hill returns to read out the raffle results and the cold night beckons. away from the stench of half-baked comedy. (Paul Dale)
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 4.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5 ). Florida-born fttnny man Tom Rhodes explores the funnier side of life. Standing up alongside the American TV star are Andy Ziilllliiilli. Ben Darcy and compere Jane Mackay.
Independent Comedy @ The Duke The Duke. 631 Duke Street. Dennistoun. 556 5626. 9pm. Free. Funny lady Keara Mttrphy gets the punters chortling alongside Bearsden's finest Neil Mcl‘arlane. Carlsberg Comedy Competition finalist Marvin McShane and compere James Campbell.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Cheeky Scouser Anvil Springstein headlines the weekend laughter antics. with guitar-toting comedian Sandy Nelson. comedy's very own Harry Potter. Steven Dick. and compere Susan Morrison.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renlrew Street. ()870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. See Thu 4.
Independent Comedy @ The Brunswick Hotel The Brunswick Hotel. 106—8 Brunswick Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5. Glasgow‘s femme fatale Janey Godley leads the way at this new comedy venture. Anarchic Billy Watson. laconic Marvin McShane and compere James Campbell also stand-up at this uncommonly swanky venue.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 5 but with compete Susan Morrison. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 883 2334. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). A big value laughter line-up
featuring David Kaey. Simon Brown. Hugh Jamieson and Jo Jo Sutherland.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 5 but with compere Jane Mackay.
Joke Box Hamish's Hoose. 42 Old Sneddon Street. 561 7107. 9pm. Free. Maniacal ramblings frotn Allan Miller. who is aided and abetted by Reg Anderson and Raymond Mearns.
Big Word Performance Poetry Slam g2. 474 Sauchiehall Street. 353
3] l 1. 8pm. £4 (£3). 25 poets cotnpeting in five heats to be crowned Glasgow‘s first poetry slam champion. See preview in Glasgow Life.
Cralc @ The Sac Cttl de Sac Southside/Attic. l 179 Pollokshaws Road. 649 1819/649 47l7. 8pm. £4. Alan Anderson introduces patter merchants Steven Halcrow. Grant O'Rourke and slow burner David Kay. Music comes frotn resident [)Js Southside Soul Assassins. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). The laconic Irish one introduces Sandy Nelson and three Velvet Virgins.
The Carlsberg Scottish Comedy Competition Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £3. Six comedians line up for the fifth heat of this competition to find new comedy talent. Each have just three tninutes to win over the audience. and the evening‘s seasoned professionals include compere James Campbell.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free. See Sun 3].
Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Raymond Mearns is let loose on the mic and introduces Andy Zaltzman. Lou Chawner and three guests.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £I. Graduates of The Stand‘s comedy workshops James Ferguson and John McBride put eight Velvet Virgins on the road to stardom. Hang The V.J. The Three Sisters. 139 Cowgate. 622 6800. 9pm—lam. Free. See Mon 1.
OCT On Tuesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Live Floor Show scene stealer Craig Hill hosts The Stand's montth gay- friendly cabaret. Joining him this evening are Clare Summerskill. Brendan Moohan and games mistress Jill Peacock.
Wednesday 1 0
OOT In Glasgow The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). More screaming hilarity courtesy of'cult host Craig Hill. headliner Clare Summerskill. plus Brendan Moohan and games mistress Jill Peacock.
The Comic Club Blackf'riars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). More laid-back one-liners from Michael Redmond with quirky Geordie Edd Hatnmill. catnp artist Scott Agnew and compere James Campbell.
A Kick Up The Tabloids The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Breaking news front around the world is treated with cheek. irreverence and blatant contempt in some side- splitting topical satire from acting political polemicists Paul Sneddon. Susan Morrison. John Flint and guests. Reg Anderson’s Comedy Tavern Nichol Edwards. Niddry Street. 556 8642. 9.30pm. £3. A new weekly show hosted by Reg Anderson and starring Raymond Mearns. Martin Furby and Bruce Devlin.
Thursday 1 1
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. L'GC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. lreland's amiable gagster liddie Bannon paves the way for Stnug Roberts. Rudi Lickwood and David Fulton. he of biting satire. big hair and Rich Hall fatne.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Deadpan one-liner master Brttce Griffiths headlines. with Neil Shackleton. Keara Murphy and compere Frankie Boyle. See preview for Brttce Griffiths.
independent Comedy @ Bourbon Street Bourbon Street. l08 George Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). The comedy stars shining this evening include hard nut Raymond Mearns. Charlie Ross. young Nick Gray and cotnpere l)es McLean.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Keen observationalist Colin Ramone takes top billing. ably supported by Darrel Martin. Bene Linchesticov and compere Donna Krachan.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fin MacCool's. l6] l.othian Road. 622 710‘). 9pm. £2. Good-natured observations from Joe llennan. with Improvert dtto Stuart Murphy and Paul Graham.
Snatch Club The liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 28.