BOB DOOLALLY’S WORLD CUP SPECIAL
The Stand, Edinburgh, Wed 19 Jun 0...
When you consider how many tools you have to suffer to watch a game of football (stand up Paul Gascoigne). it's a wonder that so few comedians touch on the great game. Maybe it's because they were the jokers rather than the sports jocks at school. Or maybe it's because they've just seen Bob Doolally and felt the threat of comparison.
Doolally is comic Paul Sneddon's creation. and the bleary-eyed ex- player has more than a little in common with The Fast Snow's addled 13th Duke of Wybourne. The truths he voices are often so obvious it's difficult to know just how ironic he's being. but it's the delivery that makes the man:
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his thick drawl often disintegrating into mumbled gobbledegook as he quaffs water from a two-litre vodka bottle. It's one of his key weapons. alongside a spot-on Kevin Keegan impression and some fine drunken reminiscences (‘Have you ever woken up with a lung pierced and blamed it on fruit?)
His ramblings take in the obvioos targets of Berti. Sven. Souness. Maradonna. Hugh Dallas and David Beckham as well as veering past Cowdenbeath and Tynecastle. The question and answer session that ends this show of three halves ends up being the weakest section. overlong and a little directionless. btit it does allow Doolally to unleash his catchphrases (everyone who was anyone is a ‘close personal friend') and demonstrate his gift for ad-libbing and crowd control. He can tee' like a one-trick pony. but if you like beer and love football Doolally will set
you snorting into your pint. (James Smart)
yote. The linale is a mystery performance by Bad Company.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l7(i(‘ Building. Rent'rew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. Old school gagster Simon Clayton introduces Mark llurst. Pierre llollins attd former Big BI‘UI/lt’l' presenter Pattl Tonkinson.
The Why Front ('(‘.'\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 338 3274. 7.30pm. Free. but ticketed. BBC Radio Scotland launches its new comedy sketch show featuring a mix of experienced and tirst time writers. (‘all for tickets. or email \andana.menon(a bbc.co.uk
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £5 (£3). ltnproy specialist Robin lnce joins Stand regulars Susan Morrison. James Ferguson and Frankie Boyle.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£3). Straight-talking lady Angie Mcliyoy stands tip alongside Frank Quinn and Delia (iallagher.
Big Word Performance Poetry (iiltlcd Saloon. 233 ('owgatc. 226 6550. 9pm. £4 (£3). Patil Birtill indulges his dark side alongside lrl‘an Merchant. Jenny Lindsay and Joy llendry.
Reg Anderson’s New Talent Night Fin Mac('ool's. I61 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. £2. See Thu 4 only tonight's guest is Allan Miller.
Snatch Club The Liquid Room. ()c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 4.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jungleui-s. 17(i(‘ Building. Renl'rew Street. 0870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 11.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £6 (£5 l. Northern Irish madman Martin Bigpig
w hose liking for tattoos and travel still fails to eclipse his surreal ramblings. (‘ompere Frankie Boyle also introduces Angie Mcliyoy and Frank Quinn.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Former (‘orky and the Juice Pigs member Phil .\'icol. with support from Robin lnce. Blair Watt. Bey Lyons and compere Susan Morrison.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renl'rew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. See Thu 11.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 12.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bat“. I48 Holland Street. 883 2334. 9.30pm. £5 (£4 l. Word-play wonder l)es ('larke. John Littlejohn attd Billy Watson.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 12. Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar Fitt Mac(‘ool's. 161 Lothian Road. 622 710‘). 9pm. £4 (£3). Jason (‘ookc headlines. ably supported by impressionist l)a\‘e 'I‘urquoise aitd Blackburn lad Martitt ('assidy.
Craic @ the Sac (‘ul de Sac Southside/Attic. l 179 Pollokshaws Road. 649 1819/649 4717. 8pm. £4. Surreal mental philanderer Allan Miller. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). Pop culture wise cracks from Robin lnce. with 'l‘eddy. Delia (iallacher and host Michael Redmond.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. Free. See Sun 7.
The Tartan Tantrum The Bush. 2% Bernard Street. l.eith. 553 5284. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). John Mc(iuinness. Reg Anderson and John Scott pledge allegiance to Lee Ness‘ new cause.
Six on Sunday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Angie
Mcliyoy. Bearsden's .\'eil McFarlane attd (‘olin Simpson.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night The Meadows Bar. Moo Bar. 42-44 Buccleuch Street. 667 6907. 9pm. Free. See Sun 7.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. liight comedy newcomers introduced by Blair Watt. Hang the VJ The Three Sisters. 139 (‘owgate. 622 6800. 9pm-«1am. Free. See Mon 8.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Fin MacCool's. 161 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. £1 to play. See Stilt 7.
Tuesday 1 6
Laugh 4 Peace The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8pm. £5 donation. Charity night in association with Spirit Aid Week. featuring Sandy Nelson and gttests.
The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). MacAulay and guests proyc that there is fun to be had on a school night with two hours ol cheeky antics.
Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night Noble's Bar. 44a (‘onstitution Street. Leillt. 554 2024. 9.30pm. £1 to play. See Sun 7.
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The Fred MacAulay Show The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £7 (£6). See Tue 16.
Big Word Performance Poetry 7
Niee‘n‘Sleazy. 421 Sauchiehall Street. 333 0900. 9pm. £4 (£3). Dark poet Paul Birtill. comic actor Sandy Nelson. Eamonn Riley and Jenny Lindsay.
Stand Up Scotland The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Six young guns line-up to face the ﬁring squad in this festival preview show.
The Rabbit Warren Comedy Club Nichol Edwards. Niddry Street. 0794 192 9239. 9.30pm. £3. See Wed 10.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £6. Scotland‘s own Stu Who? amiable Irishman Eddie Bannon. bespectacled comedy gent Marcus Brigstocke and musical satirist Rick Right.
The Why Front CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 338 3274. 7.30pm. Free. but ticketed. See Thu 1 1.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £5 (£3). Colin Ramone. Bruce Devlin. Marjorie and Frankie Boyle.
Come Play with Aftershock The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8pm. £10. Ralf Little. the Cuban Brothers. Ross Noble. Brendon Burns and Mackenzie Crook. See preview.
Reg Anderson’s New Talent Night Fin MacCool‘s. 161 Lothian Road. 622 7109. 9pm. £2. See Thu 4 only tonight’s guests include Teddy. and Garth Cruikshank and Eddie McCabe. Snatch Club The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 4.
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