Events are listed by date, then city. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to comedyGIichomk, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Rachael Street.
The Phil Kay Show The Vault. I I It) Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. 6pm. £5. Glasgow raconteur and wordsmith Phil Kay performs a no doubt frenetic one-man show.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £7. Polished performer Tim Clark joins the ‘posh boy' who tried to find a bride for Prince William on Channel 4. Will Smith. plus Rainer Hersch and Australian Colin Cole.
The Thursday Show The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. ‘)pm. £6 (£5). The formidable Raymond i Mearns bounces laughs off his guests 3 including topical satirist Sandy Nelson. dark edged comedian Teddy. Chris Henry and sparkling wit Karen Bayley.
Big Word Performance Poetry: Third Birthday Special The Tron. 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 ()‘)31. 9pm. £3 (£2). Special third anniversary celebration featuring some of the best performers in Scotland. including Cupar Slam Champion Milton Balgoni. Jenny Lindsay. Dundee wordsmith Mark Thomson and 80s stalwart Jasmin Dee. The Thursday Show The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)pm. £6 (£5). Razor sharp Glaswegian Frankie Boyle keeps the gags rolling for his guests. blonde diva Jo Caulfield. David Kay. Shelley Cooper and Bruce Fummey. The Snatch Social The Liquid Room. ‘)c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50). The recently re-branded. filth-fixated. funky disco-
STAND-UP ROGER MONKHOUSE
cum-cabaret. compered by Tap Water
1 Award winner Tony Carter and Harry
Ainsworth (aka Perrier Newcomer winner Garth Cruikshank) back from the dead. Deck manipulated in a cod funk
and hip hop stylee by Babes and Trendy ~ Wendy (monthly resident).
: Channel 4 Ideas Factory
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. See
Thu 15. The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands
Road. 0870 600 6055. ‘)pm. £7 (£6).
With pop bunny Sandy Nelson. funny
lady Karen Bayley. Chris Henry and
quickfire host Susan Morrison.
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault. 1 l 10 Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. ‘)pm. £8. Local lad Des McLean
' fronts a line-up of top Scottish comedy
including the bombastic wit of Raymond
, Mearns. Gary Little and Allen Chalmers.
The Bedlam Improverts Bedlam
Theatre. 1 lb Bristo Place. 225 9893. 10.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Late night laughter involving much audience participation. drunken revelry and spontaneous comedy games.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. Greenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £12. Laid- back and inspired Canadian Glen Wool is well matched to the fearless style of Frankie Boyle and crowd pleaser Joe Heenan.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)pm. £7 (£6). Charmng and witty Jo Caulfield is the leading lady. with support from David Kay. Shelley Copper. Bruce Fummery and well-honed host Jane Mackay.
Jerry Sadovvitz Paisley Town Hall. Abbey Close. 887 1010. 8pm. £l2.5() (£1 1). ‘Not for the liasily ()l‘fended‘ is
The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 22 & Fri 23 Apr A funny thing happens when you work your way through
the ‘M’ section on comedy website Chortle. For there, sandwiched in between Bob Monkhouse and Dudley Moore, is stand-up Roger Monkhouse. It can’t be easy spending your time stuck between two dead men, but that’s the way the comedy cookie can occasionally crumble. Dubbed the Godfather of the Last Laugh, his material includes the age-old worry about growing old. You know your time is coming when you need to hold the handles of
the bath to lower yourself into the bubbly depths. That’s when he’s not out scaring Tesco checkout girls with his memorable repartee. One review reckoned he ‘packs in more observation on the human condition in a 20-minute set than a whole lecture on
Jean-Paul Sartre could.’
Frightening looking but soft underneath, he’s not just a very funny man - he’s even run his own clubs, having taken on comedy venues in his adopted Sheffield (he was born in Kingston upon Thames). And he’s not just a very funny man or entrepreneur; he can sing too. Not in a strip yourself to both the psyche and the belly a la Johnny Vegas, but in a comedy crooner way, as he’s been known to knock off versions of ‘That’s Life’ and ‘My Way’. Maybe he’ll work in a rendition of ‘Alive and Kicking’ for his Glasgow fans. Or perhaps he’s got taste. (Brian Donaldson)
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Alive and kicking
; which promises outrage. astonishment ' and filth in equal measure. Jerry is a man
the perfect tag line for Sadowitz‘s tour.
who loves to provoke a reaction from his audience. btit luckily he's very funny with it and also does an impressive side line in magic. Don‘t take your granny.
Workshops The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 6055. 4pm.
The first in a series of workshops run by
will have the chance to take part in : masterclasses and ultimately. four
The Vault Comedy Club The Vault.
; 0007. ‘)pm. £8. See Fri 16. only with
Channel 4 to search for the hottest talents ll‘l comedy writing. directing and performing. Twenty lucky participants
winning ideas will be made into three- minute telly programmes.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. UGC Building. Renfrew Street. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Thu 15.
The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 6006055. ‘)pm. £8. See Fri 16 btit with host Jane Mackav.
l 1 l0 Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘)
Parrot as compere.
Jongleurs Comedy Club Jongleurs. ()mni Centre. (ireenside Place. 08707 870707. 8pm. £13. See Fri 16.
Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar. 148 Holland Street. 332 215‘). ‘)pm--midnight. £5 (£4). lrish hero
_ Michael Redmond headlines this night of
comedy capers supported by \aq and Julia Graves. with Billy Bonket's in his regular compere spot.
The Stand The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)pm. £8. See Fri 16 but with compere Stisan Morrison.
Bruce Morton: Spite liast Kilbride
. former Perrier nominee recounts how a
Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. ()1355 261000. 8pm. £10 (£8). Storyteller and
domestic argument led to a cold hike in his first one-man show in six years.
Jerry Sadowitz Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road. 01786 473544. 8.30pm. £12.51). See Fri 16.
Michael Redmond’s Sunday Service The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. ()870 6006055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Irish comic Michael Redmond welcomes all to his church. including guests Richard Allen and Shelley Cooper.
The Sunday Show The Vault. I I It)
put-down merchant in lidinburgh Gordon l
3 Whose Lunch is it Anyway? The f Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. lptn.
Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. ‘)pm. £5. Comedy from the best
Brunton. smooth talker Joe Heenan. plus
John Ross and John Gillick.
Free. Freeform funniness and hangover-
banishing antics from resident duo Paul
Comedy Award finalist Teddy. Dougie
Graham and Stuart Murphy.
Bruce’s Sunday Social Club The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Anarchic host Bruce Devlin introduces the talents of ginger wordsmith John Flint. BBC New
Munro. Andy Vaughan and Neil Hutton.
Monday 1 9
The Comedy Social The Vault. l t to Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. 6pm. Free. David lleffron
' Cornwall Street. 41‘) 032‘). 2pm. See Sat
Weekly comedy club hosted by Chris
comperes this new acts night featuring a . Scottish headliner every week.
. Channel 4 Ideas Factory
Workshops Castlemilk Youth Complex. 3‘) Ardencraig Road. 630 0000. 7pm. See Sat 17.
Ricky Gervais: Politics Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846.
7.30pm. £17.50. The ()ﬂit'e's David Brent steps out of Slough and onto our 1 comedy stages with a new persona as a
wannabe political comedian. Fact.
Red Raw The Stand. 5 York Place. 558
I 7272. 8.30pm. £1. Beginner's night ' featuring compere Woody and antipodean headliner Simon McKinney.
1 Tuesday 20
Glasgow Channel 4 Ideas Factory
Workshops Kinning Park Complex. 17.
5 Classic Comedy Videos The Vault.
l l 10 Pollokshaws Road. Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. 6pm. Free. Watch your favourite
comedy classics on the big plasma screen.
Ricky Gervais: Politics Pavilion
Theatre. 121 Rentield Street. 332 1846. ' 7.30pm. £17.50. See Mon 1‘).
The Comedy Network The
Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 60 The Pleasance. 650 234‘). 8pm. £3 (£5). The dynamic and daring Marek Larwood. joins Stephen Grant and topical comedian David Bloom fora night of stand-up. Comedy Benefit Evening The Stand. 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)pm. £6 (£4). Local comedians Bruce Fummey and Graeme Thomas plus a host of other stand-up acts bring in the laughs and the cash for the Headway Group. supporting people with head injuries.
Hairy Watt Comedy Club Heriot- Watt l'niversity l'nion. Riccarton. 451 5333. 9pm. £3. Sandy Nelson. Raymond Mearns. Joe Heenan and Des McLean perform their popular comedy show Dance. Monkey Boy. Dance.
‘ Wednesday 21
Channel 4 Ideas Factory
Workshops Glasgow Caledonian 1'niversity. Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681.
7pm. Sec Sat 17.
Leukaemia Research Fund Benefit Evening The Stand. 33.3 Woodlands Road. ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£4). Comedy night in aid of
i the Leukaemia Research Fund featuring
a handful of the best stand-up acts around.
5 Dance, Monkey Boy, Dance The Vault. l l 10 Pollokshaws Road.
Shawlands. 64‘) 0007. ‘)pm. £6. New improv comedy night featuring Sandy
5 Nelson. Raymond Mearns. Joe Heenan
and Des McLean.
Edinburgh The Comedy Cave Nichol lidwards. Niddry Street. 556 8642. ‘)pm. £2.
Cave. the comedy caveman. and
' featuring competitions. cheap drinks and high-jinx galore.
A Kick Up the Tabloids The Stand.
2 5 York Place. 558 7272. ‘)pm. £5 (£4).
Breaking news from around the world is treated with cheek. irreverence and blatant contempt in sortie side-splitting
' topical satire from acting political
polemicists Paul Sneddon. Susan
Morrison and John Flint.
Channel 4 Ideas Factory Workshops Barlanark Community Centre. Burnmouth Road. 7pm. See Sat 17.