Phil reports on his cinematic experience of 21 Grams (we think)
Twenty one grams: the weight of a hummingbird: the werght of a stack of nickels. Twenty one grams: the weight of what is lost when we die excluding the air in the lungs. clothing. voting rights and general evaporation seepage that occurs around the moment of death. Twenty one grams: that's what you lose from within the anima. what the action weighs. Twenty one grams: the weight of a soul; that is the secret right out there in the open. Twenty one grams is lost so you come back a little lighter each time you are reincarnated until, eventually. you are reincarnated as a baby. Twenty one grand’s too much for a nursery nurse; my wee boy can't say ‘industrial dispute'. he says “dusty spute'.
Twenny wan grammes: that's aye loat ey speed. Twenty one grams: what a night: got wasted. snorted a hummingbird. caned a stack a nickels. ‘Twenty One Guns' was the Alarm's best song. Twenty one grams: the unexplainable missing thing: the weight of existence; the unbearably light weight of being. He ain't heavy. he's my brother. He's in the Darkness. Twenty One Grams: how ludicrous. how can you weigh a soul. senor director? 'Yes. well I know eet ees a diflucult premees. wheech ees why we never actually say that. and also I believe in not
haying to say eet.‘
Twenty one grams: what does a hummingbird lose when it dies? Is it forbidden a sOul because we can't measure accurately enough? And what about th 2 plants that eat flies: is it only animals? Rock has no soul. Twenty one grams. The weight of RE-S-P—E-CT 21g.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. R 1)ayid talks about the funny side of being a black man in 1.i\erpoo1 with support from 1)om (‘arrol|. raconteur Roger I) and 1)ayid Fulton. The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ()pm. £7 (£6). Sean(‘o11ins joins pop satirist Sandy Nelson. .\latt Kirshen and (iary Little (or a night of comedy hosted by the feisty Jane Mackay.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcul‘s. l'(i(' Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Thu 8.
Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 215‘). ()pm. £5 (£4). Billy Bonkers plays host to guests from the recent (ilasgow International (‘omedy Festiyal. including impressionist (ierry (irant and mad poet Sainsburgh Mc(iiyern.
The Stand The Stand. .555 \Voodlztltds Road. 08706006055. ()pm. £8. See Fri ‘) btit with coinpere Jane Mackay.
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. 1 1 l0 Pollokshaws Road. Shaw lands, 64‘) 0007. 0pm. £8. See Fri 9 btit with compere Bruce Morton.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 9.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £8. See Fri 1) bill with host Sttsan Morrison.
Are you Game, Kilmarnock? The Hunting Lodge. (ilencairn Square. ()1563 522920. 9.30pm. £5 (£3.50). New fortnightly comedy club proyiding laughs. competitions and high spirits aplenty.
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. 1 1 10 Pollokshaws Road. Shaw lands. 64‘) 0007. 0pm. £5. Bill Dewar. Sunderland‘s
cheery star Reg .-\nderson. Woody. .Andy
Reid w ith ex-landlady Janey (iodley as compere.
Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 1pm. J‘TL‘L‘. See Sun 4.
Easter Sunday Special The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Seasonal laughs courtesy of Scotland‘s own fluffy bunnies of comedy Sean Collins. Colin Ramone and Matt Kirshen.
Fresh Meat The Vault. l l l() Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. ()pm. Free. See Mon 5.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £1. A cltttch of beginners get a helping hand from compere Jo Jo Sutherland and headliner (ireg McHugh.
Red Raw The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £2. Anything goes and anything is possible at this showcase for new talent with hosted by Allen (‘halmers and with headliner (‘olin .\ic(ii11.
OOT: On Tuesday The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). A hilarious night of gay friendly laughs featuring Hum- .S‘hmt' regular (‘raig Hill. plus Will Stnith. Karen Baley and Jill Peacock.
Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance The Vault. 1 I 10 Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. 9pm. £5. See Wed
COT: In Glasgow The Stand. 333 \N'oodlands Road. (1870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). The troops line up for this gay friendly night featuring happy camper
Craig Hill. posh boy Will Smith. Karen
Haley and Jill Peacock.
The Comedy Cave Nichol lidwat‘ds. Niddry Street. 556 8642. 9pm. £2. See Wed 7.
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £5 (£4). Ewan John. Will Andrews. Garth Cruikshank and Colin Heggie guest at this bi-monthly sketch show.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renft'ew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £7. At 6‘ 7“ Australian Colin Cole is bound to dominate this stand-up night that also includes Will Smith. German classical tnusic buff Rainer Hersch and Tim Clark.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). In your face comedian Raymond Mearns introduces a line-up featuring musical man Sandy Nelson. Teddy. Karen Baley and Chris Henry.
Big Word Performance Poetry: Third Birthday Special The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. 9pm. £3 (£2). Special third anniyersary celebration featuring some of the best performers in Scotland. including (‘upar Slam Champion Milton Balgoni. Jenny Lindsay. Dundee wordstnith Mark Thomson and 80s stalwart Jasmin l)ee. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). The side-achineg wicked Frankie Boyle introduces comedians Jo Caulfield. David Kay. Shelley Cooper and Bruce Fummey.
The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm--3am. £3.50 (£3). See Thu 1.
Tommy Tieman blows the opposition away at Cottier, Glasgow, Thu 1 & Fri 2 Apr
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