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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l'(i(' Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 8.l5pm. £7. IJH’ l-‘loor Show regular and writer Frankie Boyle introduces (‘anada's comedy powerhouse Tom Slade. plus liwen (iilmour and the ever enigmatic Simon Bligh.
Collage Comedy Radisson SAS Hotel. 30l Argyle Street. 204 3333. 8.30pm. Free. Main man l)es McLean is joined by Brummie comedians James ('ook and Dan Sntith. Alan .»\nderson takes compering honours.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 \Voodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Frankie Boyle returns to his old stomping ground to take a turn in the headline spot. New resident host Raymond Mearns. who'sjust ﬁnished working with Ken Loach on ."(’ I'om/ Kin. also introduces the wordplay mastery ofJohn Hint. plus the l'kraine's nuntber two comedian Bette Linchesticm and motherly ﬁgure Marjorie.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni (‘entre. (ireenside Place. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £8. More weekend laughs with comedy busker extraordinaire Stephen K Amos. one- time l’ur/u'r 727] star Michael Redmond. the dark matter of 'l'reyor (‘rook and guitar-toting satirist Sandy Nelson. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £0 (£5).
(iuest compere Jane Mackay introduces BB(‘ New (‘omedy Award winner Alan (‘arr. who also likes to be known as the spirittial son of Frankie Howerd. Support cotnes from (ilasgow lass Stisan Morrison. John (iordon and Allen Chalmers.
Reg Anderson’s Comedy Night Acanthus. l7 Waverley Bridge. 556 2358. 9pm. Free. New Zealand’s Simon McKinney headlines (see proﬁle). ably supported by (iraeme Thomas and Neil McFarlane.
The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm 5am. £3.50 (£3). A new era begins at the newly re-branded. ﬁlth- ﬁxated. ftmky disco-cum-cabaret. comically compered by Tap Water Award winner Tony ('arter and Harry Ainsworth (aka Perrier Newcomer
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Rhona Cameron ('arnegie Hall. liast Port. 0l383 3H000. 7.30pm. £14. This outspoken Musselburgh lass. who enjoyed a career resurgence. of sorts. on I'm (1 ('c/e/n'ily‘. (Jr! Mr ()ul o/‘llt'n'. goes back to the floor.
GJason Byrne (‘umbernauld Theatre. Kildrtntt. 0| 236 732887. 7.45pm. £8 (£6). Irish improy star and Perrier nominee embarks on a tour of Scotland. The manic l)ubliner doesn't ‘do' material per se. What he does best is a blistering outpouring of comic nonsense. in addition to showering the front row in sweat. Nice.
Jeremy Hardy Rothes Halls. Kingdom Centre. 0l592 61ll0l. 8pm. £l2 (£l0 U l ). The satirist. broadcaster. writer and I988 Perrier winner. who took on the Israeli army and ﬁxed to tell the tale. indulges in a little political comedy of the most radical \‘ariety.
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Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l,'(}(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. ()870 787 0707. 8. l5pm. £l2. See Thu 30.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £7 (£6). Better known as the original Holly of Red Dim/ff. Norman Loyett headlines the weekend cabaret. His supporting cast includes cantp star Alan (‘arr. John McBride. Marjorie and compere Susan Morrison.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni (‘entre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £l5. See Thu 30.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£6). 'l‘owering ('anadian comic Ronnie (iolden headlines. aided and abetted by John Flint. the biting Teddy and Allen ('halmers. Jane Mackay cracks the whip as compere.
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1 lb Bristo Place. 225 9893. I0.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Audience suggestions spark surreal scenes of comic madness at this weekly improy showcase. 2003 Perrier Newcomer nominee Miles Jupp (who woz robbed) leads his fellow students in spontanet)us-type scrapes such as the lost chapters of the James Bond saga and ninja mutants in space.
OJason Byrne Paisley Arts (‘entre. New Street. 01-1] 887 I010. 8pm. £8 (£4.50). See Thu 30.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. l.'(i(‘ Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 ()707. 8.l5pm. £l3. See Thu 30 but the snail-paced stage philosopher l)ayid Kay replaces liwen (iilmottr.
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The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 08706006055. 9pm. £8. See Fri 3] but with compere Jane Mackay. Madcap Comedy Club State Bar. I48 Holland Street. 9-16 9289. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Billy Bonkers introduces ('raig ('rookston.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni (‘entre. (ireenside Place. ()8707 870707. 8pm. £15. See Thu 30.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri 3| only with compere Susan Morrison.
Absolut Comedy Queen‘s Hotel. 24 Henderson Street. Bridge ()f Allan. 01786 833268. 8pm. £5. The ttnstoppable joke ntachine Joe Heenan is joined by magic Steyen Dick. Mac Star. Ashley Frei/e and compere Scott Agnew.
OJason Byrne Bellshill (‘ultural ('entre. John Street. 0l698 302999. 8pm. £8 (£6 £7). See Thu 30.
The Stand Glasgay! Special The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). ('amp stand-up and BB(' New (‘omedy Award winner Alan ('arr is joined by Jane Mackay. pastiche duo the Kitsch Kittens and the wickedly yicious host Bruce Devlin.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lpm. Free. Freeform funniness and hangoyer— banishing antics from resident duo Paul (irahatn and Stuart Murphy. Freel style) comedy doesn't get much better than this.
GJason Byrne The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £8 (£7). See Thu 30.
Oﬂside BB('. Main Reception. Queen Margaret l)riye. 305 6602. 7pm. Free. The beautiful game comes under the close scrutiny of Motherw'ell‘s foremost pie-eater Tam ('owan. The tackles (ly and the spectators cringe as ('owan dishes out his inimitable commentary on the weekend's football action for his weekly BB(' Scotland chat show. ('all for tickets or email ticketsw comedy tmit.co.uk
The Zulu Live Music Bash The Stand. 333 \Voodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 7pm. £3.50. Fortnightly music and comedy gathering featuring the likes of Ian Wallace. Daye Duffy and liddie McGuire. the Rodents and the Alan Anderson Blues Band.
Open Mic Night The Liquid Lounge. 9-1 West Regent Street. 353 6333. 8pm. Free. Local comedy hero Raymond Mearns hosts this weekly open mic night. showcasing a diverse band of merry entertainers. Fancy giving it a bash‘.’ There's a free drink for every performer.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £l. :\ host of stand— up try -outs step into the spotlight. willed on in their comic endeayotu's by seasoned pros Marjorie and John Scott.
Kitsch Kittens The Stand. 333 \Voodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£6). Barbie and Sittdy send up girl groups of the 50s and 60s in their camp cabaret. /’url of (1.0132032,