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Barrowland, Glasgow, Sun 9 Feb
You know those nutters on Jackass? The ones who throw themselves around and inflict pain on each other for our entertainment? You know the hit MTV show hosted by Johnny Knoxville? Well now you can catch some of its stars in the flesh. Watch pain and bodily fluids spill onto the stage of the Barras as chief sadomasochist Steve-O performs for your pleasure. A mix of skateboard bravado, schlock horror and circus side-show freakiness.
His list of props in itself makes for painful reading: one staple gun (fully loaded); one steak knife; one 12ft ladder; five pairs of latex gloves; eight clear light bulbs (not frosted - they’re poisonous) . . . the list goes on and on. What exactly he’s gonna do with them is best left to the
‘I set my head on fire - I thought I could use it as a fire-breathing torch’
imagination. But bear in mind, Steve-O is up for obscenity and battery charges in Louisiana for stapling his scrotum to his thigh and presiding over a stunt where a bouncer knocked an audience member out cold.
I catch Steve-O at home and his drawled replies suggest he’s already trashed. ‘I drink a lot of alcohol to prepare for my shows,’ he says - and I guess he’s performing tonight. So what state does he expect to be in after an 11-date UK tour? ‘Chock full of illegal street narcotics and piping drunk,’ he says.
A professional circus clown and, in his own words, ‘an ass for attention’, Steve-O is famous for some of the most extreme stunts on Jackass. But he had a few ideas that were just too much for television. ‘Human beings inherently turn their heads and look at accidents,’ he says. ‘So I thought I’d deliberately create accidents.’
What’s the most intense stunt he’s pulled? ‘Maybe shooting up 502 of vodka from an lV.’ Jesus. The most painful? ‘Jumping out an aeroplane, though maybe when l burnt my face, that was pretty painful.’ What? ‘I jumped out of an aeroplane without a parachute and, yeah, I set my head on fire. I thought I could use it as a fire-breathing torch.’ Shit. And what’s the most extreme part of the live show? ‘I dunno. I guess I’m just generally forthcoming with bodily fluids.’
You have been warned. (Henry Northmore)
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Day e Strong (aka Perriet‘ newcomer w innerx (iarth ('ruikxhank and liddie .\lc('ahe) with their weekly caharet.
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The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlandx Road. 0370 ()(ll) ()(l55. 9pm. £7 (£6). Weird niuxingx courtexy ol‘ Simon Bligh. with John l-"lint. Delia (iallagher. ('olin .\lc( iill and compere Jane .\lackay.
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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurx. l’(i(‘ Building. Renlrew Street. 0370 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. See Thu 30.
Craic @ the Sac (‘ul de Sac Southxitle/Allic. l l7‘) Pollokxhawx Road. 64‘) lSl‘)/(i4‘) 47l7. Spin. £(i. ('hrix l.ynam headlinex. with Saj. Neil & Martin and hoxt Alan Anderxon. The Stand The Stand. 33.3 \Yootllantlx Road. 0370 Mill ()ll55. 9pm. £8. See l'i‘i 3|. but with .\l(' Vladimir .\lc'l'a\ixh.
Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 llolland Street. 946 923‘). 9.30pm. £5 (£4). The .xnail-paced Day‘id Kay iny itex you into hix .xtrange world. Support comex l‘rom Patrick Rolink.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. £8. See l‘ri 3| oiin with Jane .\lackay ax hoxt.
Omid Djalili Adam Smith 'l’heatre. Bennochy Road. ()l5‘)2 4 l 202‘). Spin. £l l t£|l)). See photo caption.
Dylan Moran Tron Theatre. ()3 'l'rongate. 552 42(i7. 8pm. £12 (£1 l ). The Perrier-winning laconic lrixhnian hehind ctlll TY \lttm If/tlt‘lx [fun/ex pct‘l'til'lth (t one-man xhow. See l‘eature. page l4. Craic @ the Sac (‘ul tlL‘ Sac Sottlhxide/Attic. l l7‘) Pollokxhawx Road. 64‘) ISI‘J/(i-l‘) 47l7. Splll. £4. See Sat l. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 33.3 Woodlandx Road, 0870 Di)“ ()(l55. S.3()ptti. £4 (£2). l-‘oi'mer l.ii'r I'lunr S/mn' xtar l-‘rankie Boyle ix toniglit’x main comic dixciple. ahly xupported by Karen ('ocklield.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. l‘t‘ee. l‘rcexty le l‘unninexx l‘rom rexident duo l’atil (iraham and Stuart .‘yltirphy. Bruce’s Sunday Social Fund The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. S.3l)pm. £4 (£3). Dundee excapee Bruce introducex the eyer-enigmatic Simon Bligh and magic Steyen Dick.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Lounge llolyrood 'l'ayern. ‘) llolyrood Road. 557 4972. 9pm. £3. Maniacal magician Reg .-\nderxon rcxurrectx the llolyrood Tayern ax a comedy name. The opening night (it thix l'ortnightly \enture ix headlined by Kiwi .iexter .\like Boon. with \'i\ (See and Skank.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558
7272. 8.30pm. £l. Sandra Johnxton takex control ol’ Scotland'x next comedy generation with ('hrix (’ooper,
Bruce Morton Presents The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£4). ()l‘ Bruce ix back with liix monthly comic encounter .xhowcaxing a selection ol Scotland'x hottext xtand-up talent.
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Dylan Moran Quecth llall. (’lerk Street. 068 2(ll‘). 8pm. £l2 (£8). See Sun 2 and l‘eature. page l4.
Auld Reekie’s Oxters The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Take a trip on the wild .xide with Suxan \ltit’t‘ixon ax xhe L‘Xplt)t‘e.\ the \yltot‘ex ttlitl xorex ol hixtoric lidinhurgli.
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The Stand The Slatld. 333 \Yoodlatldx Road. 0870 (illl) (ill55. 9pm. £5 (£4). .\'ick Rey ell ix the eyening'x leading man. xupported by John McBride. Delia (iallagher and hoxt Frankie Boyle. Giggles Mercury Lounge. I42 Bath Lane. 248 I777. 9pm. £5. .\latt Blai/e. Jen Brixter and Allen ('halmerx.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Acid-xharp as eyet'. Joe lleenan xetx the Slttlitlttl'tl litit‘ local comedy heroex Steyen Dick. (ireg .\lcllugh and hoxt Bruce Deylin.
Big Word Performance Poetry Slam The Tron. ‘) llunter Square. High Street. 555 27‘)7. ‘) llpm. £3 (£2). Scarhorough'x xlam champ Tim 'l‘urnhull xtalkx the xtreetx ol‘ poetry alongxide pticlic kcl'l) craw let‘x .‘ylichael .\lc(iill. Jenny l.ind.xay and .xtand-up .xtalwart Sarah \Vilxon.
Snatch Club The l.iquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. ltipm 3am. £3.5l) (£2.5l)). See Thu 3().
Stirling’s Comedy Club Tolhooth Theatre. Jail \Vy nd. (H780 274lllll). 8pm. £6 (£4). The wantonly ohnoxiotix lan ('ognito with xupport th)lll Dex (‘larke.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurx. l'(i(' Building. Renl'rew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. Keith Doyer introducex Joe lleenan. Jim Jel'l'riex and Richard Morton.
The Stand The Stand. 3.33 \Yootllantlx Road. 0870 ()(ll) ()(l55. 9pm. £7 (£6). The commonly mixxpelled |)a\'id lladingham \eltlx hix worldly lruxtrationx oiixtage. with xupport l‘rom Dayid lx'ay. Bratchy. (ireg .\lcllugh and hoxt Jane .\lackay.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). Nick Reyell. So you Think you're liunny w inner .\lile.x Jupp and John McBride. Suxan .\lorri.xon takex compering honourx.