Comedy listings


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. I'(i(' Building. Renl‘reu Street. 0870 737 0707. 7.30pm. £ 1 2. See Thu 30.

The Stand The Stand. 33.3 \Voodlttllds Road. ()S7() 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5 l. ('anada's (‘raig (’ampbell shares \sell- observed tales from his tar—flung lt‘mels. Support comes from musical comedian Sand} .\'elson. l)a\’id Ka) and compere Jane .\lacka_\‘.


Razor Octopus The Beat Ja/l Basement. 1 ('hambers Street. ()781 I 375374. S ltlpm. £4 l£3l. .\ fusion of stand-up. music. puppetry. experimental \ ideo and physical performance from Ra/ot' ()cloptts.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). ('anada's

Ste“ art l-‘rancis has the ai‘duous task oi headlining with some laid back one-liners alter .'\ustralian chatterbos Julia Morris tsee feature) ptits in a no dotibt shim stealing performance. l’aul .\lc.\'eill stands up in support alongside compei'e Susan Morrison.


A Silver Jubilee @ Her Majesty’s Pleasure Renl'reu i'cl'l’}. (’l}de Place. 287 55l l. £tbc. .'\n alternatiVe Jubilee night organised b} the Miscarriages ol~ Justice ()rganisation Scotland. featuring a packed line-up of comcd). acoustic music. l)Js Kink} Aim and drummers :\_\a\\ara. (‘hannel 4's Mark Thomas is to be confirmed as headliner.

Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Renl'reix Street. 0870 7X7 0707. 7.3(lptit. £12. See Thu 30.

Independent Comedy @ The Brunswick 'l‘he Brunsu ick llotel.

l()6 S Brunsu ick Street. 556 5626. 9pm. £5. ('omed) d}namo turned Beat l()6 breakfast presenter l)es (’larke headlines. abl} supported b} Bearsden's .\'eil .\lcl5ai‘lane.

The Stand The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. (LS-ff) 600 6055. 9pm. £7 l£~l l. See l‘ri 3| btit \\ ith compere Susan Morrison. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. l-lS llollaitd Street. SS3 233-1. 9.30pm. £5 (£4 l. .I\ m) ster_\ headliner joins Bill l)e\\ar. Reg Anderson. open spotters and compete Bill} Bonkers.

Edinburgh The Stand The Sltlllti. s Yin-it- Place.

558 7272. 0pm. £7 (£4). See l‘t'i 3l onl_\‘ \\ ith compere Jane Macka}.

Dunfermline Razor Octopus (‘arnegie llall. liast l’ot'l. ()l 383 3 l4l)()(). 8pm. £6. See l't'i 3|.


The Joke BOX littlltisll‘s House. 42 Old Sneddon Street. 56l 7l()7. 9pm. liree. James liarl Jones has got nothing on the sonoi‘otls \oice olAmerican Reginald l) llunter. I)a\'e Williams and Raymond .\learn.s stand tip in awe.


Craic @ The Sac (‘til de Sac Southside/.-\ttic. l 17‘) l’ollokslta\\s Road. (or) ism/649 47l7. spin. £4. Motheruell's .\lark Bratchpiece tops a hill uhich includes Londoner Dominic 'I‘ighe and compete Ra} mond .\learns. Republican Comedy Special The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6()() 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). Seditiotis mirth and Ro}al trouncing from \‘ladimir .\lc'l‘a\ ish. Jane Macka}. Nigel Buckland and compere Frankie Bo} le. See pre\ ieu.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. l’ree. See Sun 26.

Bank Holiday Special the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Irish mirth master .\lichael Redmond takes top billing. Julia Morris. our tip for last _\ear's l’errier. raises the temperature with her extremel} naught} stream oi consciousness. l-"inall_\. compei'e Stisan Morrison and "Iango' mart Rick} (‘allan make this a bumper comic encounter. See feature for Julia .\lori'is.

Big Word Performance Poetry Slam l.;t Belle .»\ngele. Hitslic's (dose. 225 7536. ()pm lam. £4 t£3i. Big \Vord’s poctt‘) slams ha\ e pro\ ed so popular land s\\ eat} l iii the past. that the} '\e had logo and upsi/e the \entie to la Belle. :\s iistial. 25 poets \\ ill attempt to \\ in o\ er the judges and the audiences in just [no minutes. and slam l'atourite. nou Beat “)6 breakfast presenter. I)es (‘larke joins in \\ ith the mud processing.

Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night The .\lcado\\s Bar. Moo Bat'.

42 4-1 Buccleuch Street. 667 6007. 9pm. liree. See Sun 26.

Glasgow Citizens Not Subjects Festival (ilttsgtm ('ireen. (ireend) kc Street. 22l

Jem Rolls hosts an even bigger Big Word Performance Poetry Slam, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, Sun 2 Jun

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The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 17 May .0.

Sun/zipping studio lights for the darkened domain of the Arches. the transfer of 880:; Live F/oor Show to an actual 'liye' venue demonstrates Just how tight the programme was. and why we should all pray for a second series soon. Uninhibited by cenSure and four-minute spots. the open format releases the shows regulars to really let fly with their material. and for the most part it's a gleefully rude success.

But if TV makes performers look leaner. then there's something to be said for the pruning powers of editing too. Less of compere Alan Anderson would definitely have been more. with his self—indulgent manner occasionally spreading to the seasoned acts. but generally. this was still Scotland's top comedians at the top of their collective game. and none more so than Bob Doolally and Miles Jupp.

Kicking off proceedings. Doolally's gin—soaked football pundit offered the perfect foil to the understated .Jupp. As the l()rl‘.‘(3l' used his extra-time to build towards a clin‘atic changing room rant. the latter sin‘ply i'evelled l.'l an extended ramble through his usual

Craig Hill’s. cam confectionery

snobbish ll‘lStilKiOffSlEllKllllgS. Frankie Boyle and Des McLean x'xere excellent as alx'xays. repeatedly ripping into Glasu'xegian idiosyncrasies and n‘erciiessly

mocking the audience.

McLean should ieave the s mg routines to Craig Hill. though. u'xhose camp confectionen; of pop parodies and (ll‘.'£l histrionics ‘.'.'ere a poisonoas bitc'ifest throughout. In the end though. Reverend Obadiah Steppenxa'olfe was required to l'Ofl‘lllfl the audience ‘.'.'hy they left their living rooms. his unholy flirtation with two soundgirl and the ‘.'./ays of Satan a revelation that sadiy inson't exer reach our

screens. iJay Richardson.

77H. lpm. The Scottish Socialist l’art} host an alternatixe Jubilee part} celebrating the Pt)“ er of the man}. not the chosen text. The da} \\ ill feature a carnixal procession. li\e music. comed_\ and the election of a monarch for the da}. ()rganisers hope Karen Dunbar. .\'igel Buckland and lilaine (' Smith \\ ill join in the lcsli\ lllcs.

The Comedy Module Solid Rock ('al'e \Yest. l)umbarton Road. 556 5626. 0pm. £3. lunatic antics from Allan Miller and the limit} ()l' .\lii'th.


Republican Comedy Special the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £6 l£-l l. See Sun 2 and pre\ ieu.

Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night i'iitt .\lac(‘oo|‘s. l6l I.ollti;llt Road. 622 710‘). ‘)pm. £l to pla}. See Sun 26.


Caledonia McBrains Blit‘. Main Reception. Queen Margaret l)ri\e. 305 6602. 7pm. l'ii‘ee. See Tue 23.


Bruce Morton Presents The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 t£J l. ()l' Bruce is back \\ ith his monthl} comic encounter shtmcasing the best new stand- up talent in Scotland.

Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble\ Bar. 44a ('onstitution Street. l.eith. 55-1 202-1. 0.30pm. U to pla). See Sun 26.

Wednesday 5

Glasgow Bruce Morton Presents the Stand.

333 \Yoodlaltds Road. 087” 600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 l £4 i. See 'I‘ue 4.


Walkout Wednesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £4 t£3i. 'lhc Btishtucker Brothers iaka :\|lan .\lillei' tllltl Stc\en Dickl ttlltl 'l‘edd) pl‘L‘\L‘lll their e\ploration of all things ol‘l‘enshc. outrageous and do“ might lilth}.

Thursday 6


Jongleurs Comedy Club .longleurs. l'(i(' Building. Renl'rexx Street, (LS-'0 7S7 (WU-7. 7.30pm. £6. l‘ormer paramedic and ginger nutter Brian lliggins introduces local lad ('harlie Ross. :\lls\ic Ste\e Hughes and lilth} tempti'ess Mand} Knight.

The Stand The Stand. 335 \Vtmdlttllds Road. ()S7() 6()() 6l)55. 9pm. £5 l£3 l. (ieoi'die comedian .\lark .\laier. “ord pla} uonder l)es (‘lai'ke. Bex l.)ons. Bratch} and compere l‘rankie Bo} le.


Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l‘in .\lac('ool's. l6l l.othian Road. 622 7l(l‘). 0pm. £2. \o nonsense banter from Vladimir .\lc'l‘a\ ish. .lohn McBride and Se} mour .\lace.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 i£3i. .lack of all trades llouard Read indulges his nonsensical side. ill“! l);l\ id Kt!) also introduces Sandra Johnston and (irant ()‘Roui‘ke. Sec pi'e\ ie\\ for Howard Read.

Dundee Joon Broon l)tmdce Rep. la} Square. fll3.\'2 223530. 0.30pm. £6t£5i. Stand

tip and outrageous costumes l'i‘om HundeeK la\ourite delinquent daughter.