Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to comedy©, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Maureen Ellis.


Live Floor Show BBC. Main Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 3491. 7pm. Free. but ticketed. BBC Scotland's live music and comedy show goes national with regulars Dara ()‘Briain. ptib landlord Al Murray. Men in Coats. Craig Hill and the Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe Ill. Programmes are broadcast on Saturdays. BBC2. 10.30pm.

Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongletirs. l'CiC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £6. Alex Boardman introduces Aussie comedy giant Steve Hughes. bedroom popstar Sandy Nelson and former paramedic Brian Higgins.

Giggle Mercury Lounge. I42 Bath Lane. 248 I777. 8pm. £5. Des Clarke tops a bill which includes Archie Fudd. comedy duo Neil and Martin and compere Bruce Devlin.

The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £5 (£4). The Scots are otit in force as host Frankie Boyle introduces John (iillick. Dougie Dtinlop and Keara Murphy.


The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Local boy-made good Dougie [)unlop headlines. with celeb piss-take artist Keara Murphy. plus

Blair and host (iraeme Thomas. Neutron Bomb The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. 9pm. £3 (£1 £2). A heavily—student oriented comedy night featuring a different line- up every week.

Snatch Club The Liquid Room. ()c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pm 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident compere Harry Ainsworth and competition host Dave Strong (aka Perrier newcomer winners Ciarth Cruikshank and Fddie McCabe) with their weekly Curry ()n-meets—Hi- I)v-Ili debauched cabaret.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongletirs. l?(i(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £12. Sec Thu 16.

The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 0pm. £7 (£6). Richard Ayoade best known for popping tip in macabre three-piece (iarth Marenghi headlines. with support from local hero Dougie Dtinlop and celeb mimic Keara Murphy. Jane Mackay is the resident compere.


Dan Antopolski Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 8pm. £10 (£4 -£6). Triple Perrier nominee with a nice line in surreal ramblings and an uncanny resemblance to Jestis. See preview.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Furious observational antics from Newcastle ftmnyman (iavin Webster. Support comes from word-play wi/ Des Clarke. Karen Bayley and compere Susan Morrison.

How many shopping days until Christmas? Find out when Ace Ventura lookalike Jarred Christmas stars with Paul Foot at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh, Tue 28 Jan.

East Kilbride

Ray Peacock liast Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. 0l355 261000. 8pm. £8 (£6). Best known as one third of Big and Daft. [an Boldsworth flies solo with this character comedy show. Never far front a fracas. his master butcher comic creation likes nothing better than to wallow in a spot of antagonism and was last seen baiting audiences during the Comedy Zone at last year's Fringe. Not one for the meek of mind.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. [3(iC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. See Thu 16.

Craic @ the Sac (‘ul de Sac Sotithside/Attic. l 17‘) Pollokshaws Road. 64‘) 1819/6494717. 8pm. £6. Perrier nominee Parrott headlines. with support froin Manchester radio presenter Vic Mc(i|ynn.

The Stand The Stand. 333 thxllands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £8. See Fri l7 btit with coinpere Susan Morrison. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 Holland Street. ()46 928‘). 0.30pm. £5 (£4). Weegie patter merchant Des McLean headlines. with support to be confirmed.


Young Scottish Talent Cabaret Voltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 555 2797.

8 l0pm. £5 (£3.50). A showcase of the best young performing talent in Scotland featuring dithering comic deity Des Clarke. harpist Phamie (iow. performance poet Jenny Lindsay and musician Riley. Call to reserve tickets. or email jemrollsm‘ See preview.

The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri 17 btit with compere Jane Mackay.


Craic @ the Sac Ctil de Sac Sotilhside/Attic. l 17‘) Pollokshaws Road. 649 l8l‘)/64‘) 47l7. 8pm. £4. See Sat 18. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£2). John (iillick. Karen Bayley and a gaggle of Velvet Virgins join the laconic Irish host.


Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free. Freestyle funniness and hangover- banishing antics from resident dtio Patil (iraham and Stuart Murphy.

Bruce’s Sunday Social Fund The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Feed the coffers of Dundee escapee Bruce Devlin as he invites Dougie [)unlop. Blair and guests to his weekly comic meeting.

Monday 20


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £l. Flight newcomers step tip to the mic under the watchful eyes of Bratchy and headliner Bruce Devlin.


Gala Benefit Night The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£4). The Stand roll otit the red carpet in aid of WWF.

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Wednesday 22


BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. 5 7pm. Free. See a Perrier winner for nowt! Now that it‘s

Daniel Kitson The multi- award winning northern comedian who charmed us all at the Fringe of 2001 with Love. Innocence and the Word Cock. and then disappointed slightly with his Perrier-winning Something plays a low-key one-off date. Quite possibly the most fascinating comedian you'll ever have the good fortune to behold. The Stand. Edinburgh. Tue 28 Jan.

Dan Antopolski Thrice nominated for a Perrier yet suspiciously absent from last year‘s honours roll that man Dan is clever. surreal and just a little bit more screwy than y0ur average comedian. What's more. he is tipped to make the sitcom transition this year . . . as a Viking. See preview. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 77 Jan.

Ray Peacock lan Boldsworth really breaks the character comedy mould with this creation. A bitter. twisted old man who‘s down at heel but always ready to come out fighting. Entertaining stuff. East Kilbride Arts Centre. Fri 77 Jan.

Young Scottish Talent This issue‘s winner of the ‘something for everyone' award goes to the eclectic and inspired showcase of the best emerging talent in Scotland. There‘s comedy. music. poetry and, moreover, a sense of belief in our country‘s stars of the future. See preview. Cabaret Vo/taire. Edinburgh, Sat 78 Jan.

national. BBC Scotland's hit comedy and music show has the Ptib Landlord himself standing tip in these weekly workshop outings. ()ther regulars include Men in Coats. Craig Hill. the almighty Reverend ()badiah Steppenwolfe Ill and Irish mirthster Dara O'Briain.


A Kick Up the Tabloids The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Breaking news from around the world is treated with check. irreverence and blatant contempt in some side-splitting topical satire from acting political poletnicists Pattl Sneddon. Susan Morrison and John Flint.

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