Comedy listings

Edinburgh, Friday 5 continued

GDave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure (icorgc Squarc 'l’hcatrc. l'nivcrsity ()t' lidinhurgh. (icorgc Squarc. 050 0l05. 8pm. £10.50. Scc Thu 4. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jottglcurx. ()mni (‘cntrc. (ii'ccnsidc l’lacc. 08707 870707. 8pm. £l0.05. Scc Thu 4.

The Stand Late Show 'l'hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. l0pin. L7 030). l-Zinhracc )out‘ sill} \idc \\ ith \Vclsh onc- lincr specialist .\'oc| Jaincs. Support comcs t‘roin I.i\crpool \Hft‘tipiit) tttitxlct‘ Richard Allcn. plus Bratch}. Sarah l.cdgcr and topical host lirankic Bo_\|c. The lmproverts Bcdlain 'lhcatrc. 1 lb Bt'tslt) l’lacc. 335 0803. 10.30pm. £3 (£3.50). Scc l’i'i 38.


The Vault Comedy Club the Vault. l 1 l0 i’tfiltkaitith Road. Shau lands. 040 0007. 7.30pm. £0 £8. (iar_\ [)clanc)‘ litiu‘x ()VL‘I' in thc hcadlinc spot. \\ ith thc cwr-cncrgctic Patrick Monahan. ('harlic R0“ and coinpcrc Alan :\ltdct‘\on. Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. l'(i(‘ Btiildiiig. chl'i'c“ Stt‘ccl. 0870 787 0707. 8pm. U005. 'l‘hc alwap cont'i'ontational Raynond Mcarnx. \xho‘x jttst littixhcd lilming ."(' l-om/ Kin \\ tlh Kcn l.oach. \\ L‘iL‘UlllCS to thc \tagc lrcland'x Joc RoonL‘}. Scotland's Stu \Vho'.’ and Aaron Barschak'x inatc Brcndhan l.o\cgi'o\c. The Stand 'l‘hc Stand. .333 \Voodlatltds Road. 0870 000 0055. 0pm. £8. Scc l‘ri

Madcap Comedy Club Statc Bar. 148 Holland Strcct. 040 0380. 0.30pm. [.5 (Lil. Bill) Boitkcrs itttt'otltlc‘L‘x .\Iichac| Rcdinond and studan of \'i\ (icc's cotncd} claxxcx


GAI Murray - Pub Landlord 'l‘hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. 7.15pm. U050. .SL‘L' pt‘c\ icu.

Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. ()mni (’cnti'c. (irccnxidc l’lacc. 08707 870707. 8pm. U005. Bcdrooin pop pundit Sand) \L‘ixott introduccx DCS .\lcl.can. Simon B ('ottcr and [MW ‘thc actor' Jnittlx.

The Stand Late Show 'l'hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. .558 7373. l0pttt. [8. Sec l'ht‘t


The Vault Comedy Club 'l‘hc \‘ault. l 1 l0 i’t)llt)l\\ittt\\\ Road. Shau lands. 040 0007. 7.30pm. £4 ([3). Local gag guarantor John (iillick joins Wood} and coinpcrc Janc} (iodlc).

0M Murray - Pub Landlord ’l‘ltc Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 0055. 8.30pm. £10.50. Scc prcxicn.


Whose Lunch is it Anyway? 'l‘hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. lpm. l-‘rcc. Scc Sun 30.

Bruce’s Sunday Social Fund 'l‘hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Scottsc humorist Richard Allcn and ch ‘\oodoo' :\ndcr\on cnrol in Brucc l)c\ lin'x \\ cckl) social club.

Monday 8


Offside BB('. .\lain Rcccption. ()uccn Margarct l)ri\c. 305 0003. 7pm. l‘rcc. Scc .\lon l.

The Comedy Quiz 'I’ht- Vault. l l to l’ollokxhanx Road. Shau lands. 040 0007. 7.30pm. U. Scc Mon I. Monday Mind Fcuk .Slt'ttlitc‘l)tlL‘ l'ni\cr\it) l'nion. 00 John Strcct. 553 I805. 8 l lpm. l‘rcc to \tudcnts L'l. Scc Mon 1.

Open Mic Night 'I‘hc Liquid Loungc. ()4 \cht Rt‘gcttl Strch 353 (i333. 8pm. l‘i'cc. Scc Mon l.

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Ricky Gervais: Animals /V/Sl()/l Video) 00..

It's the bits that [)aVId Attenborough left out. Such as how to use a

bluebottle tor the ultimate male orgasm, what to do when you meet swunming elephants and whether hedgehogs can really perform gay sex. the DVD extras of Ricky (3's chaotic audio commentary and backstage malarkey lifts it to near epic status. Well. barely. but it proves that there's more to Gervais than a tie~pulling pedant.

Bottom: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (Universal; oo

You should know the Bottom shtick by now ifrying pan

violence. queasy double entendres. hilarious ad hoc ad lib improVi and let's face it. it's never going to get any better or worse. depending on your Viewpoint. lodet humour that has gone right down the pan.

Johnny Vegas: Who's Ready For Ice Cream? /UlllV(,‘lS(1// 00.

It all you know of Vegas is a woolly monkey and a daft

game show. then it's time you got deep into Johnny's heart of darkness. lhose who have seen him live will immediately recognise the self loathing. regret. Vitriol and macabre melancholy as he attempts to reclaim his edge. Getting in his way are a psycho l ringe flatmate. a celebrity fixer and his new sponsor. Angelo the ice cream man.

Peter Kay: Live at the Bolton Albert Halls fU/tiverst’ili 0.... If you missed Peter Kay's 180 date sell out tour. then this is the next best thing. Starting off With a few craps jokes and a ‘bit of blue for lads'. he does what he's good at r obseivations

and stories from everyday life. from taping the lop/10o“ the radio to "law Driver lourettes' l‘been busy? .

you on till’?'l. there's a good chance you've experienced both.

Dave Spikey Live: The Overnight Success Tour ft/ision VI(/()()/ ooo

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l ellow Bolton comic [)ave Spikey the long

suffering host .Jerry St Clair of Phoenix Nights. has a similar patter to Peter Kay. A mix of observations and ]()k(}53 you have heard a hundred times before. it all gets a bit too corny. He does have his belly laughing moments but these are too few and far between. (Brian Donaldson and Helen Monaghani

We have five copies of Dave Spikey’s ‘Overnight Success Tour’ to give away to the first readers to email ‘I’LL ’AVE ONE OF THOSE’ to promotions© by 12 Dec. Remember to include a daytime telephone number. Usual List rules apply.

QAI Murray - Pub Landlord 'l‘lic Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 000 0055. 8.30pm. L'l0.50. Scc prc\‘ic\\.


Red Raw ’l‘hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. 8.30pm. £1. ch Andcrxon Sil()\\\ thc stand—tip tr) -Utll\ ho“ it's donc at this \tcckl} nc“ coincd} \it()\\L‘;t\L‘.

Tuesday 9


Red Raw 'l‘hc Stand. 333 \Voodlandx Road. 0870 000 0055. 8.30pm. £3. Scc luc 3. Edinburgh

OOT ‘I‘hc Stand. .5 York l’lacc. .558 7373. 0pm. £0 (£5). Rcsidcnt camp colttpct'c ('t’aig Hill lllll'tltillCL‘S (‘Iairc Suinnici‘skill. Sarah |.cdgcr and gztttlcxttttxlt‘csx .ltll l’cztctick in this monthl) gayl'ricndl} comcd} night.

Wednesday 10


Phil Kay 'l‘hc Vault. l 1 l0 l’t)llt)l\\htt\\\ Road. Shzmlandx. 0400007. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). (‘oca ('ola amncsia. rcxctiing a “asp from Richard Bl'ttltSUtt . . . it could onl) hc l’hil Ka} \ anarchic. lt'cc-l'ortlt coincd} romp. Scc him spiral into tinchartcd t'L‘ttlltt\ ol' tli)\llt'till}.

OOT 'l'hc Stand. 33.3 \Vtmdlttntlx Road. “87” (100 00.5.5. ()pttl. [0 (£5 l. SL‘L‘ liillL' ‘)


Jongleurs Comedy Club .longlcurx. ()mni (‘cntrc. (irccnxidc l’lacc. 08707 870707. 8pm. “0.05. l'ncoinpromixing ituxl R;i_\inond .\lcarn\ ix ioincd h} Brcndon l)cinp\c_\. Brcndhan l.o\ cgro\ c and Stti \Vlto'.’ Comedy Shorts 't‘hc Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. 0pm. £4 (£3). 'I‘hc Bltic Room. in association \\ ith lidinhui'gh .\lcdia Basc. pi'cxcntx a llltfltlili} \ltn\\c;t\c ol' short coincd} tilinx h} ncvi and cxtahlixhcd lilmmakcrx.

The Comedy Cave Nichol lidxxardx. \iddr} Strcct. 07005 045573. 0.30pm. L. l. SL'L‘ \Vctl .3.


Off the Ball Bchind thc Wall. 14 \ic‘h lHC SII'L‘CL “87”” l00|35. Hiplll. l'tL‘C. hltl llL‘kL‘lL‘tl. .SL‘L‘ Sat 3‘).

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The Grand Gong Show 'l‘ltc \‘auli. l l 10 l’ollokxhanx Road. Shau lands. 040 0007. 7.30pm. £4 t£.3l. Scc Thu 37 Jongleurs Comedy Club

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Bolton’s overnight sensation Dave Spikey

Strcct. 0870 787 0707. 8pm. U005. l)a\c .lUltttS hcadlincx thc l.L‘\lt\ c shoucasc. \xith 'l‘oin Stadc. Brian Higgins and compcrc Sand} .\'cl\on. Collage Comedy Radixxon S.v\S Hotcl. 30| .'\rg'\|c Stt‘cct. 304 3333. 8.30pm. lircc. lrcland'x dcadpan inirthxtci‘ .\lichac| Rcdinond is ioincd h} ('hrix Broomlicld and .\'cil Mcl‘arlanc. The Thursday Show 'l‘hc Stand. 333 \Voodlattdx Road. 0870 000 0055. 0pm. £0 (£5 l. (incxt coinpcrc Brticc Morton \xclcomcx to thc \tagc 3003 l’crricr .\'c\\coincr noinincc .\li|c\ .ltipp. plus Iranian l'unn} lad} Sha/ia .\lii'/a and .\'ich Btickland.


Jongleurs Comedy Club .longlcurs. ()mni ('cntt‘c. (irccnxidc Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. U095. SL‘L‘ \VL‘tl it).

The Thursday Show the Stand. 5 York l’lacc. 558 7373. 0pm. £0 t£5l, Marian l’axhlc} and political polcinicixt Ian Macphcrson ioin a gticxt coinpcrc. Reg Anderson’s Comedy Night .v\canthu\. l7 \Vawrlc} Bridgc. 550 3358. 0pm. l‘rcc. ch ‘xoodoo' .'\ndcr\on introduccx magic hcadlincr Stc\cn Dick. pith Dougic .\ltinro and hc—kiltcd \xottdct'ho} John Scott.

The Snatch Social the Liquid Room. 0c Victoria Strcct. 335 3504. 10.30pm 3am. £3.50 (Ur. Scc 'I'hu 37.