East Kilbride

Rob Deering liaxt Kilhride .'\l'l\ (‘entre. ()ld (‘oach Road. 0| 355 2(il000. 8pm. to t£5 l. Big-hearted comedian boasting a cheeky gt'in and a lo\ C Ul' L‘ltL‘L‘S} ltlltc\. Deering has been tipped as ‘one to hatch and he liltixl recently starred in (‘hannel S‘S 9‘) flit-Hut It) (/0 lu'lon' loin/1'3“.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurx. l'(i(‘ Building. Renl're“ Street. 0370 787 0707. 7.30pm. U2. See Hi 7.

Craic @ the Sac (‘ul (lt‘ Sac Southxide/.-\ttic. l 17‘) l’tilltikSlitt\\\ Road. 64‘) IMO/(>49 47l7. Spin. to. Matt Blai/c. Jane Macka} tSunl. Archie l’udd. Jen Brister and compere Alan Andcrxon.

The Stand The Stand. 333 \Yoodlatidx Road. 0870 ()00 6055. 9pm. {8. See Hi 7 but with compere Sllxilll Moi‘rixon. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I-tx Holland Street. No 92S“). 0.30pm. £5 tut. Liverpool nordsniith Richard Allen

pro\ ides the “ell-verxed laughs.

Edinburgh The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. [8. See l‘ri 7 but \xith compere Jane Macka};


Dylan Moran 'l‘olhooth 'l‘hcatre. Jail Wynd. 01786 27-1000. Spin. L'lt) tUi.5l)l. See Sun 2 and feature. page l4.


Don’t Try this at Home llarrouland. 24-1 (iallou gate. 552 4(itll. 7.30pm. £l5. Star of M'l‘Y's Jar/um. Ste\e-() pertormx stunts and other l'oolhard} actx. See preview

Craic @ the Sac (‘ul de Sac Southxide/Attic. l I79 l’ollok\li;t\\\ Road. Ml) ISM/(>49 4717. Split. £4. See Sat S. Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 \Yoodlandx




Road. 0870 ()00 (3055. 3.30pm. £4 (£2l. (’oine \Hll‘Slllp u itli coined} lather tigure Michael Redmond and his wring comic tlixciplex Miles Jupp and Keara Murphy.


Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpni. l-‘ree. See Sun 2.

Bruce’s Sunday Social Fund the Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 t£3l. Bruce l)e\'|in introduccx Joe lleenan. Hratch} and a host ol' guests.

YO HO "0 Sushi Yul Bt‘lti“. (to Row Street. 220 (ill-ll). 0pm. £3. Madcap \tor}te||er (iordon lirunton. \xith kilted uonderho} John Scott. and Wood}.

Monday 10


Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7.72 8.30pm. L'l. (iraeme 'l'honiax and Rick} (‘allan guest at this ncu‘coiner'x coined} night.

Tuesday 1 1


Andy Zaltzman and Rohan 'l‘he l’leaxancc ('altaret liar. o0 'l'he l’leaxance. (350 234‘). 8pm. £4 9.5. A double bill ol coined} featuring flame-haired \llt'l'L‘tllixl [alt/man.

001' The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. to t [5). ('iaig Hill comperex more ga_\ -ti'iend|} shenaniganx in\ol\ ing er Barbara .\'ice. the \xickedl} \tL‘iolh Bruce l)e\ lin and Jill l’eacock.

Hairy Watt Comedy Club lleriot- \Yatt l’ni\er\it'\ l'nion. Riccarton. ~15| 5333. 9pm. [3. Host Snxan Morrison lllll‘titlllL‘L‘S Sand) \c‘lxori and Donna Krachan. Students and guexts onl}.

Wednesday 1 2


BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show The Stand. 33.3 \Yoodlandx Road. 0870 (till) 00.5.5. 5 7pm. i'lCL‘. SL‘L‘ \ch .5.

Gladiator turned politic commentator Omid Djalili’s performance in Gladiator, selling an enraged Oliver Reed ‘queer giraffes’, was tear-sheddineg sensitive, his balls in the custody of a British institution. Ollie’s since loosened his grip of course, Russell Crowe won an Oscar or something, but it’s Djalili who remains the one to watch.

From perennial ‘Arab scumbag' to Perrier nominee, 2002 was his

year, with the British Iranian comic selling out every Edinburgh festival date. Displaying a grace that belies his rotund frame, catch him bellydancing on the minefield of global political tensions in the fantastic Behind Enemy Lines. Make laughs, not war, his undulating tummy seems to say. (Jay Richardson)

I MacRobert, Stirling, Fri 31 Jan; Adam smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, Sat 1 Feb.

CDT The Stand. 333 \Vtmdlzttidx Road. 0870 600 ()055. 0pm. to tL'5). See The l l.


Walkout Wednesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 0pm. [-1 t£3l. lnlamoux exploration ol~ all llllllg'x ()llt‘llxiVL‘. outrageous and lilthy.


Live FIOOI‘ Show BBC Reception. Queen Margaret Drive. 338 34‘)l. 7pm. Free. hut ticketed. See Thu 30. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(‘ Building. Renlrexx SII‘L‘L‘I. 0870 7X7 0707. 7.30pm. U). liddie liriinxon introduces l’aul ('hou'dt‘}; ()u'en ()'.\'ei|l and Rick Right.

The Stand The Stand. 333 \Yoodlandx Road. 0870 ()(K) (i055. 9pm. £5 (£4). l’rankie BU) le tnlt‘ndtlL‘L‘s .loc lleenan. (iraenie Thomas and Bruce l)L‘\'lltl.

Giggles Mercury Lounge. 1-12 Bath Lane. 248 l777. 0pm. £5. Reg Anderson. Kirst)‘ \ltisx and compere Janey (lodle);


Neutron Bomb The ’l‘ron. ‘) Hunter Square. High Street. 226 093 l. 0pm. £3 til £2). ('omed)‘ glohctrotter (iracme 'I'honiax introduces Mike Boon. lxaac llunt. Stephen Barnah} and John Scott. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ()pm. £5t£4l.'l‘he1ar\i\ ('ocker Ulc’UIIlL‘tl} :\nthon_\ J Brown oo/e\ cool. alongside \upporting stars including local lad John (iordon and Voice-chr master Rick} ('allan. snatch Club The liquid Room. ()c Victoria Street. 225 250-1. |0pni 3am. £3.50 (£2.50). See Thu 30.

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listings Comedy

Omid Djalili Iran's funniest export extols the virtues of a democratic solution to Middle l astern turbulence. And bellydancing. Il/rac/i’obert. Stir/mg. In 3/ Jan; Adam Smith. Kirkcaldy, Cat I let).

Dylan Moran Navan's first Perrier prince takes his urine soaked stage persona on tour. See feature. Tron 7lieatre. Glasgow. Sun 2 Feb; Queen 's Hall. Fri/not/rglr. Wed 5) Feb; and touring.

Big Word Performance Poetry lrm 'lurnbull tpictured: was crowned Slam supremo at Scarborouglis latest performance poetry cat fight. See him =.'./an(‘ler through a word play dark side. llie iron. [dinning/i, Inn (5 / (2!).

Don’t Try this at Home Jackass' head prankster Steve () demonstrates his multiplicity of body fluids ill a live set. See prevrew. l3.’1r‘r‘()i«vl.'1nd. Glasgow. Stir: E) / el).

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