Comedy listings

Fri 8, Glasgow continued

(‘3) Jongleurs Comedy Club .longleurx. l'(}(‘ Bttilding. Renli'eyy' Street. 0870 787 ()707. 7.30pm. £l2. See Hut 7.

~‘.’) The Stand The Stattd. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 0055. 9pm. £7 (£0). Anarchic \‘irttloxo Simon .\lunnery‘ demandx the attention of the local .xcum. unleaxhing hix brilliantly chaotic brand of humour. John (iilliek and Paul MeNeill xtand tip in support alongside compere Jane .‘ylaekay.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£0). Jaxon l‘rceman leay ex behind the glamour ol‘ Al Murray'x pub to go it alone. Joining him are Joe lleenan. Sandra Johnston. Bratehy' and compere Suxan .\lorrixon. Reg Anderson’s Comedy Cellar l-‘in Mae(‘ool’.x. 101 l.othian Road. 022 7 I09. 0pm. £3. Vladimir Me'l'ayixh. \‘iy' (ice and Teddy join hoxt .-\nder.xon.

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Craic @ the Sac (‘ul tlL‘ Sac Southside/Attic. 1 I79 l’ollokslimyx Road. 04‘) 1819/04‘) 47l7. 7.30pm. £0. See Fri 8.

C.) Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurx. l'(i(‘ Building. Renl‘reyy Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. Sec Thu 7.

CI The Stand The Stand. 333 \Voodlandx Road, 0870 000 0055. 0pm. £8. See Fri 8 but yyith compete Suxan Morrison.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 883 2334. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Beat I00 prexenter l)ex (‘larke joins eompere Billy Bonkerx.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Hi 8 only with compere Jane Mackay'.


Scott Capurro The Stand. 333 \Yoodlands Road. 0870 000 0055. 8.30pm. £7 (£0). lixpect tear. loathing and humility ax San l-‘rancixco'x acid- tongued gay icon tellx all about tailed relationxhipx. Part of (i/(ty‘gtly.

The Comedy Coop ()‘Neill‘x. 3! Bell Street. 07870 809W”. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Al‘l‘ahle lidinhurgh comic (ioi'don

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The grapes of laughs: Phil Nichol gives his tongue Jongleurs, Glasgow, Thu 7-Sat 9 Nov

Brunton. plux .\'igel Buckland and compere Jamie McKen/ie.

Craic @ the Sac (‘ul de Sac Sotttltxitle/:\ltic. 1 l7‘) l’ollokxhayyx Road. 04‘) l8|‘)/04‘) 47l7. 8.30pm. £4. See Fri 8 only \y ith compere Raymond Meat'nx.


Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free. See Stilt 3.

C.) Simon Munnery The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £8 (£0). Munnery. the creator oi Alan Parker l'rhan Warrior and the League Agaian 'l'edium. yy ho tnade a brief foray into teley‘ixion in Attention Scum. throwx doun hix mighty xyyord to indulge hix l‘reexty le anarchic humour.

The Rabbit Warren Comedy Club ('anon'x (iait. 232 (‘anongate. 0794 l‘)2 023‘). 8.30pm. £4 (£2). Sarah \Vilxon compet'ex t\yo hourx of comedy. l‘olloyy ed by karaoke \y'ith hoxt Rel.


Puppetry of the Penis l’ayilion 'l'heatre. l2l Rentield Street. 332 I840. 7.30pm. £10 £12. How much fun can you haye playing around \y ith your genitalx'.’ llourx oi t‘un in the company ot‘ tltexe penix eontot'tionixt.x. .\ltt.xt he .xeen at leaxt once in a liletinie.

Offside BB('. .\lain Reception. Queen Margaret l)riy e. 305 0002. 7pm. Free. ltllt ticketed. See Mon 4.


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. liight neucomerx take their 0er xtepx on the comedy road under the watchful eyex oi hoxt John Scott and headliner l)ay id Kay.

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7.) Peter Kay l’ayilion 'l’heatt‘e. Ill Renlield Street. 332 I840. 7.30pm. £l5. Star of ayyard-yy inning TV xeriex I’ltm'nit .\'ieltty. Peter Kay ix a comic phenomena. ('atch him on hix l'K xtand-up tour it' you can. See prey ieyy.


2‘.) OOT: Out on Tuesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £0 (£5). She yyax unlairly dixmixxed hy the Perrier panel in 200]. but Julia Mot'rix ix hack to giye her all in li'ont ol‘ a legion ol‘ (xoon to he) de\oted l'olloyy ei'x. This outrageoux Sheila \\ ill rock your \yorld.


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VENUE BIRTHDAY CRAIC @ THE SAC 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY Cul de Sac Southside, Glasgow, Sun 3 Nov

Des Clarke gets the party started

One of Glasgow’s comedy success stories of this year has been the Craic @ the Sac who are celebrating their first birthday.

Throwing caution to the wind 3 year ago and setting up shop in the southside of the city, the gamble seems to have paid off. According the promoter/compere Alan Anderson, their first year ‘has gone a hell of a lot better than many comedy clubs in Glasgow’. 80 well, in fact, that they have been selling out every Sunday night and have now extended to full


If forced to pick the three best acts from the past year, Anderson chooses Des McLean, Dan Antopolski and Junior Simpson. Despite the laughs, the night has also had its bizarre moments. The most memorable being when Phil Kay decided to hold an industrial-sized potato masher over a candle and brand a heckling member of the audience. No hospitalisation or insurance claims were necessary, although Anderson claims it was one of the funniest 15 minutes he‘s ever seen.

With such a successful first year, the birthday party looks set to be a night of a thousand laughs. With ten of Scotland’s comedians doing their funniest ten minutes, the comedy should be fast, furious and razor sharp. Names are still being confirmed but club favourite Des Clarke will be compere for the evening and all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.

With a venue that Anderson refers to as ‘the best room for comedy in Scotland’, he has great plans for the next year and bookings already include Perrier award-winner Daniel Kitson and the majority of the cast of Phoenix Nights. Conclusive proof that even southsiders have a sense

of humour. (Jane Hamilton)

Sec prey ieyy. Support comex lt'om Day id Kay and gamexmixtrexx Jill l’cacoek. Reg Anderson’s Big Fun Quiz Night l'iin .\lac('ool‘x. l0l lolliian Road. 022 7l0‘). ()pm. liree. See Mon 4.

East Kilbride

Arnold Brown l-Zaxt Kilhritlt- .'\l'l\ ('entre. ()ld (‘oaeli Road. (“.55 20lll0ll. 8pm. £8 (£0). See (ircenock. Sat 2. See prey ieyy.

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7.) OOT: Out in Glasgow The Stand. 5.3.3 \Voodlandx Road. 0870 000 00.5.5. 8.30pm. £0 (£5). Slie\ been dexcrihed ax camp in the paxt. hut .lulia .\lorrix ix one outrageoux lady yyho \\ ill lloat eyeryone'x hoat. See her helore the Beeh yy ixen up and giye her a talk \lloyy. See preyieyy. l)a\id Kay and gamexmixtrexx .lill l’eacock alxo ioin camp hoxt ('raig llill.


Gala Benefit Night the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £0 (£4 ). The Stand'x cotnedy xtarletx ltirn otit in aid ol lidinhurgh Sitterx.

Rabbit Warren Comedy Club Nichol lidyyai‘dx. \itldt‘y Street. 0704 102 023‘). 0pm. £3 (£2). See Wed 0.


7.} Danny Bhoy Mackoherl. l'lll\el'\ll) ()ll Stirling. (ll 73() ~l(i()(i()(). 8pm. £8 (£5). .\lollal~horn comedian

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Jongleurs Comedy Club .longleurx. l’(i(‘ Budding. lx’enlreyy Slit-oi. ()870 "8" ()70", ".3llpin. £0, Smug Rolieilx introduccx (lie endlexxly outrageoux Scott ('apurro. comedy gent 'lt‘eyor ('rook and Ruth lickyyood.

The Stand The Stand. ‘33 \\oodlantlx Road. 0570 000 0055. “pm. £5 (£4 ). lt'elantl'x .\n(ire\\ .\la\\\ ell dentonxlratex hix gilt ol the xtorylelltng gah. \yith .lohn (iordon. Beatxtlen‘x \eil .\lcl~t1rlane and (he xnail paced l)a\i(l Kay.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York l’lace. 555 7272. ‘lpni. £5 (£-l), Danny ()akex. .lolm Scott. \igcl Buckland and Donna Krachan.

Snatch Club The liquid lx’ooni. ‘lc \ictorta Street. 225 2504. lllpin iant. £3.50 £2.50). See lliu 3|.


Arnold Brown \lttlllel’\\ell 'lltealt'e. (‘I\ (c ('enlt'e. \\ indnnlllnll Sneel. (Hoax 3020‘)". 7. 30pm. £8 (£0), See prey ie\\.

For a review of Rich Hall’s brilliant satirical first novel Things Snowball, see Books, page 1 12.