Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l.'(}(‘ Building. Renirew Street. ()870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. Ireland's atniable gagster liddie Bannon paves the way ior Smug Roberts. Rudi l.ickwood and Ian Stone.
The Stand The Stand. 33.3 \Voodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). l)eadpan one-liner master Bruce (iriiliths headlines. with Neil Shackletott. Keara Mttrphy and compere Frankie Boyle. Independent Comedy @ Bourbon Street Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). The comedy stars shining this eyening include hard nut Raymond Mearns. ('harlie Ross. young Nick (iray and compere l)es McLean.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Keen obseryationalist (‘olin Ramone takes top billing. ably supported by Darrel .Martin. Bette Linchesticoy and compere Donna Krachan.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fin Mac(‘ool’s. 161 1.othian Road. 622 710‘). 9pm. £2. (iood-natured obsery'ations irom Joe llennan. with lmproyert dtio Stuart Murphy and Patti (iraham.
Snatch Club The Liquid Room. ()c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm r 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident cotnpere atid 1)] Harry Ainsworth hosts this weekly carry- on meets iii-l)e-lli debauched cabaret. liach week there w ill be a selection oi guests. and competition host 1)aye Strong conducts the participatory inn and games.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. t'(}(‘ Bttilding. Renirew Street. ()870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 1 1.
The Stand The Stand. 333 \Vt)()dlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £6 (£5 ). Better known as that man with the iunny yoice. Andy Parsons indulges in his absurd anecdotes. ('olin Ramone atid Darrel Martin stand-up in support alongside compere Jane .Mackay. See prey'iew ior Andy Parsons.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Laid-back :\tt.\lt‘;tlttttt one-liner specialist Bruce (iriiliths headlines. ably supported by Neil Shackleton and John McBride. Sttsan Morrison takes competing honours.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. 1'(}(‘ Building. Renirew Street. 0870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu l 1. Independent Comedy @ The Brunswick The Brunswick Hotel.
106 8 Brunswick Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5. Singing satirist Sandy Nelson. with (This Broomlield masquerading as the Rain oi Pontypridd and poetic wordsmith Viy (ice. Surreal storyteller James (‘ampbell oyersees the proceedings.
The Stand The Stand. 333 \Voodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 11pm. £7 (£4 ). Sec Fri 12 only with compere Stisan Morrison.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 883 2334. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Billy Bonkers introduces Beat 106 presenter l)es ('larke. w itlt 1.ara Silyerstone and Susan Murray. Edinburgh
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ()pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 12 btit with cotnpere Jane Mackay.
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Craic @ The Sac (‘ul de Sac Sotithside/Attic. 1 17‘) Pollokshaws Road. 64‘) 1810/64‘) 4717. 8pm. £4. ('onipere Alan Anderson and headliner John (iillick lighten up the Southside. with music irom resident I)Js the Soutliside Sotil Assassins. Michael Bedmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 533 \Voodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2 ). The disciples worshipping at the alter oi (ilasgoyy ’s adopted Irishman include Neil Shackleton. John McBride. Marjorie and Velyet Virgins.
The Comic Club Blackiriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £3. The stabilisers are oii ior this No Material Night. See a random clutch oi comedians throw their pre-w ritten gags to the wind and see what spontaneous comedy gems they cati spawn. Darren llenwood is at the helm with the repetition gong.
Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. l‘rec. l‘reesty le itinniness and hangoyer- banishing antics irom resident duo Pattl (iraham and Stuart Murphy.
Six On Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). .\ stellar line-up oi six stand-up stars ieatttring (‘olin Ramone. the l'kraine's nutnber two comedian Benc l.inchestico\ and compete 1)onna Kraclian.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night The \‘s'aterline. l0 Burgess Street. l.eith. 554 2425. 9pm. 1’ree. .'\n oilbeat comedy qui/ with karaoke. intet‘actiye audience games atid a spot oi stand-up iront the man himseli.
Bruce Morton (‘ottiei- Theatre. ()3 ()5 llyndlatid Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £8. Tickets irotn Virgin Megastores ()141 332 4400. The great uncle oi Scottish comedy Brttce Morton with support irom Stti \Vlio‘.’ The Comedy Module Solid Rock ('aie \Vest. Dumbarton Road. 5565626. 0pm. £3. More student philandering cornpcred by the Trinity ()1 Mirth.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. llost Mark Bratchpiece and headliner Paul McNeill shepherd around eight comedy newborns through their routines.
Hang The V.J. The Three Sisters. 13‘) ('ow gate. 622 6800. 11pm lam. l‘ree. Join llarry .r\insworth and l)aye Strong (aka 2001 Perrier Newcomer winners (iarth ('ruikshank and liddie Mc(‘a|)e) as they trawl the murky depths oi the pop abyss iii their new weekly qtti/ show. lixpect their tisual blend oi cheeky questions and ruthless audience baititig set against a
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Cruikshank 8: McCabe The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). 2001 Perrier Newcomer winners (iarth ('ruikshank and liddie Mc('abe (disguised as Harry :\lns\yt)t‘1li and l)aye Strong) present their new monthly show chock iull oi surreal mischiei and nonsense. See preyiew.
Hairy Watt Comedy Club lleriot- \Vatt l'niyersity l'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. 0pm. £3. ('amp compere (‘raig llill welcomes to the stage (ilasgtm 's Susan Morrison atid (ierry (irant.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble's Bar. 44a (‘onstitution Street. l.eith. 554 2024. 9.30pm. £1 to play. See Stilt 14.
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Big Word Performance Poetry Nice 'n‘ Slea/y. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 1900. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). ()pening night oi(ilasgow ‘s ﬁrst Big \Vord eyening oi comedy and poetry with guests lilspeth Murray. Slain chatnp Tim 'liurnbull and (ilasgow 's Viy (ice.
The Fred MacAuIay Show The Stand. 33.3 \V()()dlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). :\ monthly show irotn BB(' Scotland‘s yoice oi breakiast radio. Join l‘t'ed arid a selection oi blossoming stand-up talent ior two hours oi hilarity.
The Comic Club Blackiriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 0pm. £5 (£4). 1"tii'ttic‘t‘ liast lind landlady Janey (iodley iiidttlges in some no-holds—barred humour. Support comes irotn natural born story teller Jamie McKen/ie atid young Nick (iray.
Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge Comedy Awards Regional Heat l‘in.\1ac('ool's. 161 l.othian Road. 622 710‘). 0pm. £3. Wilkinson Sword throw their corporate weight behind another comedy competition aiming to pluck the nation‘s brightest comedy talent irom relatiy e obscurity and thrust thetn itito the big little. The winners oi each heat will take part iii a w eek-long showcase at the 1‘ringe in August. and aside iron) that all- important poster blurb. they '11 be £5K better oii. Nice. last year. Various competition heats iii Scotland yielded excellent results. so maybe the ultimate winner w ill be amongst the acts taking part tonight. More iniormation at
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Tavern Nichol lidyyat'ds. Nidtlt'y Street. 556 8642. 0.30pm. £3. llyperactiye hilarity irom (ierry (irant. Stey en Dick and John \lL'lit‘ttle.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renirew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. .‘ylanchester's Stnug Roberts. Welsh/Jewish comedian Bennet Arron. atniable :\ttsste Treyor ('rook and catnp singing sensation (‘raig Hill.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £5 (£3 1. Northern Irish surrealist Martin Bigpig is the eyening's leading man. Support comes irotn Susan Murray. Skillet-s trooper John l.ittlejohn arid cult compere Frankie Boyle. Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge Comedy Awards Regional Heat Blackiriars. 36 Bell Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). See Wed 17.
Independent Comedy @ Bourbon Street Bourbon Street. 108 (ieorge Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5 (£4). (ilasgow dominatrix Janey (iodley tops a bill which includes laconic 1)a\ id Kay. Billy \Vatson atid cotnpet'e l)es Mcl.can.
Big Word Performance Poetry (iilded Saloon. 2.3.3 ('owgatc. 226 6550. 8.30pm. £4 (£3 ). Big \Vord celebrates its lirst birthday with a night oi comedy arid poetry. This seyen act extray‘aganza includes Dominic Harris. Mike ('ullen. lilspeth Murray. Jack Shea and Slain chatnp Tint 'I‘urnbull.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar 15in Mac(’ool's. 161 l.othian Road. 622 710‘). ()pm. £2. Magical comedian Steyen l)ick gets tip to his old tricks. with Keara Murphy and guests.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Snide compere Bruce l)ey Iin introduces (ilasgow‘s Raymond Mearns. with l.eith lad Patil McNeill. Bratchy and the matronly Marjorie. Snatch Club The Liquid Rootti. t)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 11.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(}(‘ Building. Renirew Street. ()870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 18.
The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Vladimir Mc'l‘ayish (aka Ut‘t' I'A/(IHI' .87")th Bob l)oo|ally) steps tip to headline. with star backing irom tough-talking Raymond Mearns. Patti McNeill and compere Jane Mackay.
Independent Comedy @ The Duke The Duke. 631 Duke Street. l)ennistoun. 556 5626. ()pm. l‘ree. (‘omic poet Viy (iee goes all intellectual. so expect Nick (iray and ('harlie Ross to lower the tone. James ('ampbell takes charge oi the proceedings.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £6 (£5). Mad. oilbeat musings irom the big-bearded. multi-tattooed Martin Bigpig. Rumour has it that the Northern lrish comedian/actor/circtts periormer has been touring around the world ior the last two years. so this promises to he an interesting weekend. Support comes irom Sitsan Murray. John (iordon arid compete Sttsan Morrison.
The Laughter Show ('arnegie llall. liast Port. 01383 314(100. 7.30pm. £12
(£9 £10). Bernie ('liiton and his comedy creations including the Dancing ()strich are joined by Ney ille King. Susan Mauglian and Satire ior a night oi \ariety.
Jim Davidson Payilion 'l‘heatt'e. l2l Renlield Street. . 32 lS-lti. 7.30pm. £16.50. The ‘inintitable' y'ariety periormer w ill tnost probably tttrn the air blue with tnore crttde. tnisogynistic gags. You could go along ior a bet. but then you might want to saye your pension ior